Busquets urges Messi to outscore Ronaldo

May 01, 2012, 06:29 IST | Agencies

Busquets urges Barca teammates to help their talisman become the top scorer, after his brace in Rayo's demolition put him on par with Cristiano

Sergio Busquets urges his Barcelona teammates to help Lionel Messi finish the season as top scorer in La Liga ahead of Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo.

Spectacular: Messi controls the ball with his head against Rayo. Inset: Ronaldo. PIC/Getty Images

Messi’s brace in Sunday’s 7-0 thrashing of Rayo Vallecano means he is now joint top scorer in the league with Ronaldo on 43 goals.

“The most important thing is the team, but we have to do everything we can so that Leo finishes the season as top goalscorer,” the Spain international told reporters.

Barca, in their first match since coach Pep Guardiola announced he would quit at the end of the season, produced a sensational attacking display.

Sergio Busquets

Messi put the visitors ahead and then an own goal from ‘Rober’ Correa, who turned in an Alexis Sanchez shot, and a Seydou Keita strike gave them a 3-0 lead at the interval.

Pedro Rodriguez got a double in the second half and Thiago Alcantara was also on target before, a minute from the end, Messi got his second.

Top scorers
1: Ronaldo (Real) 43, Messi (Barca) 43
2: Falcao (Atletico) 23
3: Higuain (Real) 21
4: Benzema (Real) 20
5: Soldado (Val) 17 

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