Pichichi latest as Messi moves ahead of Benzema in seach of his No.7

Pichichi latest as Messi moves ahead of Benzema in seach of his No.7

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has leap frog Real Madrid striker Kareem Benzema is in the race of the Pichichi once again this season and his treble against Mallorca on Saturday saw him move ahead of Karim Benzema.

Real Madrid striker Benzema wasn’t on target in his side’s win away at Alaves last weekend but he was back on target against Espanyol on Saturday.

He moved two goals clear of Messi, although he had played more minutes.

Messi missed several games injured earlier this season and finally moved ahead of the Frenchman with his hat-trick against Mallorca.

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