Anything you can do, I can do better... Messi scored a hat-trick in the midweek round of games, so at the weekend it was Ronaldo’s turn! And he did go one better than his arch-rival, netting four times in a 7-1 victory over Celta to overtake the legendary Zarra’s 251 goals in the all-time La Liga table! Messi of course has already passed 300, but for the record it took him 289 games to get past Zarra’s total, whereas Ronaldo has done it in 228. The debate continues as to which is the better! Messi of course wasn’t idle on Sunday, and he got two more, including a penalty, in a 0-4 victory at Eibar which keeps the Blaugrana eight points clear at the top. Luis Suárez got the last of those to end the weekend one behind Ronaldo in the domestic charts, and that takes the “MSN” front three to 100 goals for the second season in a row, and there’s still a long way to go yet! Records are falling every week, and between them all, pretty soon they will be setting a new record as well for the number of records beaten!

With all the excitement we didn’t mention of course that Gareth Bale returned after another injury lay-off to complete the scoring in the Bernabeu stadium, and Iago Aspas got the consolation goal for the visitors. Atlético stay second though, four points ahead of their city rivals, after a 1-3 win at Valencia, Griezmann once again amongst the scorers. Elsewhere Banega got Sevilla’s goal in a 1-1 draw at Getafe, and Lucas Pérez, Rubén Castro, Charles and Deyverson also added to their tallies. Another high scoring weekend though, and long may it last! (09.03.16)

Pichichi League Cup Europe Total (Penalties)
Luis Suárez (Barcelona) 26 5 11 42 (2)
Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 27 0 12 39 (8)
Messi (Barcelona) 21 6 8 35 (4)
Aduríz (Athletic Bilbao) 17 6 7 30 (3)
Benzema (Real Madrid) 19 0 4 23 (0)
Neymar (Barcelona) 18 3 2 23 (4)
Griezmann (Atlético) 15 3 4 22 (1)
Gameiro (Sevilla) 13 3 3 19 (5)
Borja Bastón (Eibar) 16 1 0 17 (2)
Lucas Pérez (Deportivo) 15 0 0 15 (1)
Rubén Castro (Betis) 14 0 0 14 (2)
Bale (Real Madrid) 14 0 0 14 (0)
Iago Aspas (Celta) 10 4 0 14 (0)
Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) 13 0 0 13 (0)
Bakambu (Villarreal) 8 1 3 12 (0)
Williams (Athletic) 7 3 2 12 (0)
Alcácer (Valencia) 9 2 0 11 (2)
Guidetti (Celta) 6 5 0 11 (2)
Negredo (Valencia) 4 5 2 11 (2)
Charles (Málaga) 10 0 0 10 (0)
Sanabria (Sporting) 10 0 0 10 (1)
Nolito (Celta) 9 0 0 9 (1)
Deyverson (Levante) 9 0 0 9 (0)
Javi Guerra (Rayo) 9 0 0 9 (0)
Jozabed (Rayo) 9 0 0 9 (0)
El-Arabi (Granada) 8 1 0 9 (3)
Parejo (Valencia) 6 1 2 9 (3)
Banega (Sevilla) 5 1 3 9 (3)