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Messi Has More Goals Than 15 PSL Teams!

Lionel Messi Has More Goals Than 15 Premier Soccer League Teams!

By David Kappel - Sep 21, 2017 09:00 PM @kappilinho

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has had a superb start to the new campaign, netting nine goals in his first five league games – that's more strikes than 15 of the 16 Premier Soccer League teams in South Africa!

Click through the mini-gallery above to see Europe's eight top goalscorers this season so far.

The Argentine netted four times in his side's 6-1 thrashing of Eibar on Tuesday, taking his overall tally for the new La Liga campaign to nine strikes.

In so doing, he has scored as many goals as bitter rivals Real Madrid have so far – in fact, only 13 teams in Europe's top five leagues (with as many games) have scored more than the 30-year-old.

Messi has also scored more than almost all of South Africa's top flight teams, with surprise leaders Golden Arrows the only exception after scoring 10 goals in their first five league games. Baroka and Kaizer Chiefs are the closest to Messi's current tally, with both sitting on seven strikes in five fixtures.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is matched by Radamel Falcao at the top of the current goalscoring charts across Europe's top five leagues, but the AS Monaco striker has played one more game than the Barca talisman has.

Paris Saint-Germain are the current top scorers in Europe, having netted 21 times in six games, while Napoli follow in second spot with 19 strikes in five outings. The third spot is shared by Messi’s Barcelona and Falcao's Monaco, while Manchester United and Manchester City follow with 16 strikes each.

Here are all the teams in Europe's top five leagues that have scored more goals than Messi:

La Liga (5 games)
Barcelona – 17 goals
Real Sociedad – 11 goals (4 games)
Atletico Madrid– 10 goals

EPL (5 games)
Manchester Utd – 16 goals
Manchester City – 16 goals

Bundesliga (5 games)
Borussia Dortmund – 13 goals
Bayern Munich– 12 goals

Serie A (5 games)
Napoli – 19 goals
Juventus – 14 goals
Inter Milan – 11 goals
AC Milan – 10 goals
Torino – 10 goals
Lazio – 10 goals

Ligue 1 (6 games)
PSG – 21 goals
Monaco – 17 goals
Lyon – 11 goals
Bordeaux – 10 goals

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Why do you think PSL sides are struggling to score as many goals as teams in Europe? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Lawrence-4LF Joined: 24 Jul 2017
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Lawrence-4LF Sep 23, 2017 10:41 PM
yah that's my favorite player, he's really a good player and he deserve scoring more goals
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moroja Sep 22, 2017 10:56 AM
You editor you are crazy
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mfundini Sep 22, 2017 10:19 AM
Yazi ihlazo phela leli. We still have the likes of Parker who can go 3 seasons without scoring 15 goals in total. Aikhona...!
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nkunace8 Sep 22, 2017 10:16 AM
Messi scoring ratio is exately equal to real Madrid starting eleven including their substitutes so far. They both score 9 goals each, which is 1.8 goals per
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Gizaretti_legendary Sep 22, 2017 09:40 AM
And Ronaldo has how many?
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Pronhlanhla Sep 22, 2017 09:15 AM
And Messi has more money than you coweditor...
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Nelson{barça & kby} Sep 22, 2017 08:45 AM
That's soccer laduma's editors 4 you
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king mosha Sep 22, 2017 08:17 AM
stupid fact not relevant
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sya90 Sep 22, 2017 07:32 AM
I thought, its only european jornalist that embarass us to the world...its more painful to here this news to other south african!
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WILFRED 101 Sep 22, 2017 06:31 AM
Stupid fact...
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WILFRED 101 Sep 22, 2017 06:30 AM
Stupid fact...
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JOMMAK Sep 22, 2017 05:56 AM
PSL is useless...everybody knows that
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It's an insult to Compare king Messi wth useless 15 small teams of the psl only Chiefs was suppose to be mentioned here
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Mketule 1 Sep 22, 2017 04:34 AM
Here in Sa we praise cows. I even heard Khoza praising Gabuza. A player here can play up to 400 games and score 2 goals.
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dings@101 Sep 22, 2017 04:23 AM
problem our psl teams don't have good strikers who can score goals
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Girlfriends,booze etc are the main cause...
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I think we suffer from disease known as'quality'only we have is quantity of bulls with sharp horns mooooo,talk football

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