What an end to the season, the 42 goals scored on Saturday equaling the season best, and that was with two of the ten games ending score-less! Ten of the goals did come however in the last match between city neighbours Real Madrid and Getafe which had little at stake, although Cristiano Ronaldo did make sure not only of the Liga “Pichichi” prize but also the European Golden Boot with yet another hat-trick. Madrid ran out 7-3 winners in the end, with James also amongst the scorers, and Ronaldo’s 48 in the league is the second best of all time, two behind the record set by Leo Messi three seasons ago. Messi himself wasn’t idle however, even though Barcelona had tied up the title last week, and he scored both of Barcelona’s goals in a 2-2 draw with Deportivo to take his tally in the league to 43. The season isn’t over yet though for Luis Enrique’s side, and Messi still has two cup finals to try and match Ronaldo’s 61 in all club competitions, albeit that he will have to find the net five times to do so!

The “Zarra” award for the top scoring Spanish player in the league goes to Aduríz this season, the veteran striker netting twice (including a penalty) in a 4-0 victory over Villarreal which ensures Athletic a place in Europe, irrespective of whether they beat Barça in the cup final or not. Rayo’s Alberto Bueno fell one short, even though he did score in a 2-4 defeat against Real Sociedad, and Espanyol’s Sergio García converted a penalty to take third spot ahead of Nolito, who probably didn’t mind too much as his goal gave Celta a 3-2 victory over the Catalans which took them up above their opponents to eighth in the table. Incidentally Carlos Vela got one of Real Sociedad’s goals, and Stuani was on target for Espanyol in those two matches. Valencia’s Paco Alcácer wasn’t in contention for the Zarra prize this year as he missed a few games due to injury, but he did score his team’s most important goal of the season this weekend to tie up a 2-3 win at Almería which takes the Ches back into the Champions League. (25.05.15)

Messi didn’t quite catch Ronaldo in the end, but he did contribute to Barcelona winning the triple for the second time in their history after they added the Copa del Rey and the Champions League to their league title. The Argentinian superstar sank Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish cup final with probably his best goal of the season, and he added another after Luis Suárez had set up Neymar for the second. Williams did head one back for a 3-1 scoreline, but that came too late to change the result. And a week later Barça beat Juventus by the same result in Berlin, Messi having a hand in all the goals, which were scored by Rakitic, Suárez and Neymar, with Spain’s Morata replying for the Italians. That meant that the MSN front three clocked up a world best 122 goals between them in all club competitions, and that with Suárez missing out on the first three months of the season due to his ban! Barcelona weren’t the only Liga side to pick up some silverware though, Sevilla winning the Europa League for the second year in a row and the fourth time in the last ten years after beating Dnipro 3-2 in the final in Warsaw. Krychowiak started things off in his home country, and Bacca helped himself to a brace to take his total for the season to 28 goals. The Andalusians qualify for the Champions League as a result, although they will still have some problems holding on to the Colombian striker after that! (07.06.15)

Pichichi League Cup Europe Total (Penalties)
Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 48 1 12 61 (13)
Messi (Barcelona) 43 5 10 58 (6)
Neymar (Barcelona) 22 7 10 39 (1)
Bacca (Sevilla) 20 1 7 28 (7)
Aduríz (Athletic Bilbao) 18 5 3 26 (6)
Griezmann (Atlético) 22 1 2 25 (0)
Luis Suárez (Barcelona) 16 2 7 25 (0)
Benzema (Real Madrid) 15 0 7 22 (0)
Mandzukic (Atlético) 12 3 5 20 (3)
Vietto (Villarreal) 12 0 8 20 (0)
Bueno (Rayo Vallecano) 17 0 0 17 (2)
James (Real Madrid) 13 3 1 17 (0)
Bale (Real Madrid) 13 0 4 17 (1)
Gameiro (Sevilla) 8 5 4 17 (3)
Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) 7 5 4 16 (0)
Sergio García (Espanyol) 14 1 0 15 (2)
Stuani (Espanyol) 12 3 0 15 (2)
Jonathas (Elche) 14 0 0 14 (0)
Alcácer (Valencia) 11 3 0 14 (0)
Nolito (Celta) 13 0 0 13 (3)
Barral (Levante) 11 2 0 13 (2)
Dani Parejo (Valencia) 12 0 0 12 (3)
Larrivey (Celta) 11 1 0 12 (0)
Caicedo (Espanyol) 9 3 0 12 (0)
Pedro (Barcelona) 6 5 0 11 (1)
Vela (Real Sociedad) 9 1 0 10 (1)
Raúl García (Atlético) 5 3 2 10 (4)
Aspas (Sevilla) 2 7 1 10 (1)