Just after five games in 2017/2018 La Liga campaign, Lionel Messi has netted nine goals which is his best start of a new season. With this new record of nine goals in 5 games, the Argentine have scored as many goals as the entire Real Madrid team. Infact, just Real Sociedad (11 goals) and Atletico Madrid (10) have scored more than Leo in the first five games. While Real Madrid and Valencia equals the Argentine’s goals after five games.
The five times Ballon d’Or winner currently the highest goal scorer scored against Eibar (4 goals), Alaves (2 goals) and Espanyol (3 goals).
The help of Messi puts Barcelona ahead of Real Madrid with seven points after going unbeaten in the five game games. Real Madrid on the other hand have suffered the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo and injured Karim Benzema. With the return of C. Ronaldo to the Real Madrid squad, Los Blancos still suffered a 1-0 defeat against Real Betis.