Until this Wednesday, Munir was the leader of this ranking
Wednesday's exhibition offered by Barça put 2 goalscorers in the spotlight and the ranking for top goalscorer (Pichichi). Until then, Munir was Barça's top goalscorer (alone with 5 goals) in the competition, thanks to Villanovense game (2 goals), Espanyol game (2 more goals) and San Mamès game (Athletic, 1 goal). Now however, Messi and Suárez have joined the Madrid-born forward, with 5 goals in Copa del Rey.
The Uruguayan striker already scored 35 goals in 33 games this season (1.06 goal per game). Pure madness. It is also a madness to score 4 in one game against an opponent such as Valencia (although they were incapable to demonstrate one bit of the historic Valencian team potential at Camp Nou).
Curiously, last time Barça won 7-0 with a quadruple and a triple, one Luis Suarez was also part of it, although it was not the Uruguayan player. According to COPE journalist Pedro Martín, during that game (on September the 23rd, 1956), Suárez was from Galicia and scored 4 goals to Atlético Madrid at Les Corts stadium. The other 3 were scored by Tejada.
Messi scored one less goal than the Uruguayan, "only" 3. But with this triple, the Argentine already reached 501 goals in his career. 436 goals with Barça, 49 with Argentina, 14 with Argentina U20 ans 2 with Argentina U23. If we take into account the fact he played 510 games for Barça, his 436 goals scored represent a goal average incredible of 0.85 goals per game.
At 28 years old, he is the only one that can draw his own limits.