Real Madrid‘s historic 10-2 win over Rayo Vallecano, coupled with the Sporting vs Barcelona game being put back on account of the Club World Cup, has had a direct impact on the race for the crown as La Liga’s top scorer.
Gareth Bale’s four strikes, a Karim Benzema hat-trick and Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace have seen Real Madrid’s front three stake their claim at the top of the league’s goalscoring charts.
The Portuguese now has 12 goals to his name and has drawn himself level with Imanol Agirretxe and Lucas Pérez. The former Manchester United ace trails Luis Suárez by one goal, and is two off Neymar, who with 14 goals sits top of the tree. As for Benzema, his maiden league hat-trick as a Real Madrid player has boosted his goals tally to 11. Welshman Gareth Bale’s latest four goals (which puts him on 8 for the season) have moved him up several places in the rankings.