La Liga’s goalscoring race has largely been a forgone conclusion in recent years thanks to two transcendent, greedy footballers. In fact, the last six scoring races in Spain have been won by either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, three-per-deity to be exact.
Three matches into this season, the Portuguese winger has already notched five Liga goals to take an early lead on the Argentinean flea, who’s only managed one. And while this superhuman race to glory will surely grab our collective attention through the next nine months, there’s still a plethora of seething goalscorers ready to throw their names into the Pichichi hat.
Yes, supplanting either or both of Ronaldo or Messi to win the trophy seems unlikely, but it will eventually happen. So, why not this year?