ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol and Alexis Nunes break down Barcelona’s latest triumph in La Liga.
The Spanish league season came to an end on Saturday, as did the 2015-16 scoring battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Final goals total in La Liga: Ronaldo 35-26 Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to seal victory in his head-to-head league goals battle with Lionel Messi, but the Real Madrid forward suffered double disappointment as Real Madrid missed out on the league title to Barcelona, for whom Luis Suarez scored a hat trick to claim the Pichichi award for top scorer in La Liga.
Ronaldo’s goals came in a 2-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna. In just 45 minutes of play, the Portuguese forward also hit the woodwork twice. Messi, meanwhile, got all four of the shots he took on target against Granada, but failed to find the net.