A midweek round of games this week, with Messi increasing his lead at the top of the chart after netting four times against Eibar on Tuesday. That took him past Jimmy Greaves as the second all-time top scorer in European leagues, his 358 now only seven short of Gerd Müller’s record of 365. Three goals on Tuesday as well for Valencia’s Zaza, the Italian striker getting those in an eight minute period midway through the second half of the match at Málaga, and elsewhere Angel Correa, Raúl García, Maxi Gómez and Bardhi all added to their tallies. A surprise though in the Bernabeu stadium, where Betis won 0-1 to deprive Zidane’s side of an all time record 74 th game in a row scoring at least one. The clock therefore stops at 73, level with Pelé’s Santos. (22.09.17)

Pichichi League Cup ** Europe * Total (Penalties)
Messi (Barcelona) 9 1 2 12 (2)
Maxi Gómez (Celta) 5 0 0 5 (0)
Aduríz (Athletic) 2 0 3 5 (1)
Zaza (Valencia) 4 0 0 4 (0)
Asensio (Real Madrid) 2 2 0 4 (0)
Ben Yedder (Sevilla) 1 0 3 4 (0)
Correa (Atlético) 3 0 0 3 (0)
Bardhi (Levante) 3 0 0 3 (1)
Juanmi (Real Sociedad) 3 0 0 3 (0)
Bakambu (Villarreal) 2 0 1 3 (0)
Llorente (Real Sociedad) 1 0 2 3 (0)
Raúl García (Athletic) 1 0 2 3 (0)
Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 0 1 2 3 (1)

* Includes European Super Cup
** Includes Spanish Super Cup