Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have more goals than EIGHTEEN of 19 La Liga teams

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Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have scored more goals between them than EIGHTEEN of the 19 teams they have faced in La Liga this season

  • Barcelona pair Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored 53 La Liga goals combined 
  • Only Real Madrid with 55 have scored more goals than them in the league 
  • The other 18 teams have all scored less with Messi getting 33 and Suarez 20

Barcelona are enjoying a fine La Liga season, sitting 11 points ahead of Atletico Madrid and seemingly certain to retain their title.

Such is their dominance that they have scored 81 goals in just 31 games, 26 more than Real Madrid.

Even more remarkably, 53 of those strikes have come from either Lionel Messi or Luis Suarez, with the Argentinian on target 33 times and his partner grabbing 20 for himself.

Luis Suarez (left) and Lionel Messi have scored 53 goals for Barcelona so far this season

Luis Suarez (left) and Lionel Messi have scored 53 goals for Barcelona so far this season

That record means that they have scored more between them than 18 of the 19 teams they have faced so far this campaign.

If the pair were a team in their own right, they would be third in the league’s goalscoring charts behind only their own side and their biggest rivals.

Fifth-placed Sevilla have 51 goals, while Atletico Madrid and relegation-threatened Celta Vigo both have 45 goals.

Messi alone has more goals than Real Valladolid, on 24 and Alaves, who’ve managed 32 so far this season.

Barcelona’s all-time record scorer has the same amount this campaign as Valencia, Athletic Bilbao and Girona.

Luis Suarez has scored 20 goals during this campaign

Lionel Messi's 33 La Liga goals are more than two whole teams have managed

Luis Suarez has managed 20 league goals, with Messi chipping in 33 to lead the scoring charts

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