Luis Suárez consolidates Pichichi lead and levels for Golden Boot

With the goal he scored at Sporting he already is leading the top goalscorers' lists

Luis Suárez consolidates Pichichi lead and levels for Golden Boot
Luis Suárez consolidates Pichichi lead and levels for Golden Boot

With the goal he scored at Sporting he already is leading the top goalscorers' lists

Luis Suarez, Ronaldo, Messi, Martín

Luis Suárez closed Barça's easy win at Sporting yesterday with a tremendous strike: a bent shot that went into Cuéllar's net after hitting the post. The Uruguayan forward is on a streak: he has already scored 11 goals in the last 6 games.

Since Yesterday, Suárez is the 4th player of the Barça to have scored 40 goals in one season. The 3 players to have done it before are Maríano Martin (42 goals during the 1942-43 season), Ronaldo (47 goals in the 1996-97 season) and Leo Messi (who has done it in the past 6 seasons).

Therefore, on Wednesdat, he did not score an insignificant goal for the history books. He also scored a crucial goal for the top goalscorers' rankings.

Pichichi

Luis Suárez has already scored 24 goals in La Liga and he's taken a quite clear lead in the Pichichi table. The Blaugrana striker scored 3 more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo (21) and 5 more than Karim Benzema (19). The 4th in the ranking is also a Blaugrana, it is Neymar, with 17 goals.

Golden Boot

In the European ranking, Suárez has filled the gap that separated him from Gonzalo Higuaín. Barça's striker and Napoli's are level with 48 points, coming from the 24 goals they've scored in their respective national leagues. With yesterday's goal Suárez leaves Benfica's forward Jonas behind, who scored 23 goals and has got 46 points.

Further behind there are the 42 points (21 goals) of Bayern's striker Robert Lewandowski, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo.Dortmund's Aubameyang with 20 goals, is 6th, while Jamie Vardy (Leicester) and Madrid's Benzema have got 38 points thanks to the 19 goals they've scored.

Zahavi, from Maccabi Tel Aviv (The Israeli league has a coefficient of 1.5) has got 37.5 points thanks to the 25 goals he scored and overtook Slimani, from Sporting Lisbon, with 18 goals. The first player out of the Top 10 is Neymar, with 17 goals and 34 points.