LIONEL MESSI has equalled Cristiano Ronaldo’s file of 15 consecutive seasons of smashing in at the very least ten league targets.
The Catalan giants skipper notched double figures for this marketing campaign with a double in the 4-0 win over Granada on Saturday.
Lionel Messi joins Cristiano Ronaldo on 15 successive season of ten or extra targets
Argentine hero Messi, 33, slammed home his first free-kick of the league campaign UNDER the wall as team-mate Antoine Griezmann notched a brace of his personal for Ronald Koeman’s third-placed aspect.
Ronaldo was the earlier desk topper when it got here to probably the most successive seasons of double-figure purpose tallies in Europe’s prime 4 leagues.
The GOAT rivals have now each scored a minimal of ten instances within the final 15 seasons stretching again to 2006.
Juventus famous person Ronaldo notched his tenth effort in Serie A this time period with a double towards Genoa in December.
The 35-year-old has confirmed no indicators of slowing up as he has discovered the online an unbelievable 15 instances in simply 13 league video games.
The prolific pair are forward of three different deadly finishers in Gerd Muller, Jimmy Greaves and Sergio Aguero.
Manchester Metropolis striker Aguero, 32, might nonetheless take his tally to 14 this season however he’s but to get off the mark.
It is going to be a tricky process for Messi’s worldwide colleague as a torrid time with harm has restricted him to simply FIVE Prem video games to date this time period.
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Messi celebrates scoring his tenth LaLiga purpose this season towards GranadaCredit score: Reuters
And in his newest blow Aguero – who bemoaned his decision to buy a £361,000 Lamborghini after leaving it to collect cobwebs – has been forced into self-isolation after coming into contact with somebody who examined constructive for Covid-19.
The previous Atletico Madrid striker has been a critical marksman since 2007.
Kun bagged 74 LaLiga targets in 175 video games for Atleti, together with 4 back-to-back double-figure seasons earlier than becoming a member of Metropolis in 2011.
Aguero has fired Metropolis to 4 Prem titles with 180 targets in 268 league appearances however the club-record scorer might miss out on reaching ten strikes for the primary time in a decade.
Former West Germany ahead Gerd Muller was a scoring sensation for Bayern Munich between 1965 and 1978.
Sergio Aguero faces a tricky ask to hold on his run of double-figure talliesCredit score: Reuters
Gerd Muller scores for West Germany towards EnglandCredit score: DPA/Press Affiliation Pictures
Jimmy Greaves is Tottenham’s file goalscorer and was a part of England’s 1966 World Cup profitable squadCredit score: AP:Related Press
The seven-time German prime goalscorer netted a relentless 365 targets in 427 Bundesliga video games for the Bavarian aspect.
Muller held the file for many targets in a calendar 12 months with 85 however 40 years after his supreme 1972, Messi broke the file in 2012.
England and Tottenham hero Jimmy Greaves scored targets for enjoyable between 1957 and 1970.
The 80-year-old former TV host and 1966 World Cup squad member was made an MBE by the Queen in her New Year’s honours.
Greavsie dazzled for Chelsea, AC Milan and Spurs – the place he nonetheless holds the goalscoring file of 220 top-flight targets as Three Lions skipper Harry Kane, on 153, chases him down.