As crunch time fast approaches across leagues in Europe, more and more players are beginning to score goals and reach milestones within their season.
In Europe’s top five leagues – the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 – 28 players in total have already reached double figures.
Ligue 1 are the most-heavily represented side on this list with ten players, while both La Liga and Serie A have just three players lucky enough to hit double digits. Seven Premier League players have notched ten or more goals, while the Bundesliga contributes five players.
This campaign is by no means Messi’s greatest-ever scoring season, but he can be forgiven after dragging his country to World Cup glory in December.
Scoring 10 goals in 18 games is already a better return than his first season at PSG, and the Argentine still has plenty of time to bag more during the Ligue 1 run-in. In every league game Messi has scored in this season, PSG have gone on to win the game, too, highlighting his influence on the French side.
Almiron has proven the doubters wrong with some exceptional performances in the 2022/23 season, helping Newcastle United spend the majority of the season in the Champions League qualification spots in the Premier League with his ten goals.
One of those strikes earned him the October Goal of the Month award as well, a sublime volley at Craven Cottage against Fulham. Keep up this form, and the Paraguayan could fire Newcastle to even greater heights.
While Borussia Monchengladbach have struggled in mid-table, they’d be even worse off were it not for the Frenchman banging in the goals. Vital strikes have secured wins against Borussia Dortmund and Stuttgart, with Thuram having missed just one game all season.
His contract is due to expire in the summer, too, and signing a deal to stay at the Bundesliga side doesn’t seem to be forthcoming. Clubs are beginning to circle.
Losing chief goalscorer Robert Lewandowski in the summer was always going to pose a problem to Bayern Munich this season, but fortunately teenage sensation Jamal Musiala has stepped up and turned into one of the side’s most important players.
What makes his ten goals even more impressive, though, is they have all come from deeper on the pitch, with the German operating from midfield positions.
Senegalese striker Habib Diallo has been a leading light in a poor Strasbourg side this season, managing 10 goals in a team currently sat 17th in Ligue 1.
More remarkable about Diallo’s return, though, is he netted 11 strikes last season as the Alsace side finished sixth, proving how much responsibility he has taken on in the relegation dogfight they now find themselves in.