Everyone loves a goal scorer, so it’s no surprise forwards leading the line get the most acclaim in modern day football. In the Spanish top flight, these are the pick of the bunch (based on performances this term).
Cristhian Stuani - the Uruguayan has had to lead the line mostly by himself in Girona’s maiden season in the top division. He’s rewarded Pablo Machín’s faith in him by scoring 10 times in 17 appearances, which accounts for about 35% of the White and Reds’ goals this season. Sat in mid-table at the halfway point of the campaign, Gironistes mainly have Stauni to thank for holding their own as they rub shoulders with the big boys.
Iago Aspas - Celta Vigo‘s league position which reads 12th may be underwhelming, but that shouldn’t take anything away from Aspas who has been the Sky Blues’ go-to guy, for the most part, this season. The forward’s 11 goals this season have come from 18 games and he sits third on the scorers log behind Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. There’s absolutely no shame in that!
Simone Zaza - Valencia, for a while, seemed like the side to give unbeaten leaders Barcelona a title challenge. Zaza’s performance and efficient finishing played a major part in Los Che’s amazing start to the season that saw them win nine of their first 13 games. The Italian has found the back of the net 10 times in 14 appearances and will be needed at his best if Marcelino’s side are to break into the top four for the first time since 2015.
Luis Suarez - The Uruguayan started the season slowly by his standards and seemed to be on the wane. However, performances have improved considerably in the last couple of months and the forward has been playing some top draw stuff. His brace in the Catalans’ remarkable 4-2 comeback win at Real Sociedad saw him score for the sixth consecutive match in the league, taking his tally to 13 for the season. The striker’s slow start has been well and truly wiped out!
Lionel Messi - It was never in doubt, was it? The legendary Argentine has been exemplary for a relentless Barcelona side that remains unbeaten after 19 games. The forward has played a dual role of scorer and creator this season for Ernesto Valverde’s side this season as they opened up a nine-point lead at the halfway point. With 17 goals from 19 matches, not to mention an unwavering artistry that never seems to fail, the attacker has left rivals in his wake as he chases a fifth Trofeo Pichichi.
So Peak Milk asks: which player is the top forward in the Primera Division? Have your say by voting!