Barcelona vs Alaves One goal behind Atletico striker
Lionel Messi‘s two goals against Alaves on Saturday night have seen him cut the gap to Luis Suarez at the top of the Pichichi standings in LaLiga Santander.
The Barcelona captain netted his side’s second and fourth goals at the Camp Nou, bending a shot past Fernando Pacheco and in off the post before later firing in a powerful effort from distance
These strikes were Messi‘s 14th and 15th of the season in LaLiga Santander, making him the second-top scorer in the Spanish top flight.
Luis Suarez leads the way in that respect but couldn’t add to his tally of 16 for the campaign against Granada earlier on Saturday.
Youssef En-Nesyri, who is on 13 goals, didn’t score either on Saturday as Sevilla beat Huesca 1-0 at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Messi has now scored in each of his last five appearances in LaLiga Santander – two against Athletic Club and Alaves, and one against Real Betis and Granada.