Recommended by LaLiga Santander • Nine apiece
Messi has the same number of LaLiga goals as Real Madrid in 2017/18
n embarrassing night all round for Real Madrid has seen Barcelona forward Lionel Messi clock up the same amount of LaLiga goals this season as the entire Blancos squad.
Having lost out on the world record for consecutive goals in professional football matches, Madrid sit on nine strikes for the 2017/18 campaign after five games; putting three past Deportivo La Coruna and Real Sociedad, two past Valencia and one past Levante.
Meanwhile, the Blaugrana have bagged 17 overall after dismantling Eibar 6-1 on Tuesday night, with Messi the league top scorer on nine.
That includes the four he smashed past the Basque side, a hat-trick at home to Espanyol, and a brace over Alaves.
Vitoria is where Real travel next and they do so just before Messi takes his Barcelona side to Girona for a Catalan derby, both games taking place on Saturday.