Messi Leads Sky Sports La Liga Power RankingsPosted By: Oendrila De | February 1, 2018
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has emerged at the top of Sky Sports La Liga Power Rankings. And this is not his first time. He has achieved this honour for the fifth time. The second place is acquired by Messi’s teammate, Luis Suarez, who has also managed to retain his spot as the runner-up on the list, after he netted an equaliser for his team against Alaves in their recent match, before Messi helped to seal a 2-1 win with a stunning free-kick. and now Messi Leads Sky Sports La Liga Power Rankings.
Messi Leads Sky Sports La Liga Power Rankings
Real Madrid succeeded in beating Valencia and reduced the pressure on their coach Zinedine Zidane, and Cristiano Ronaldo netted the ball twice, before the team reached a 4-1 score, thanks to Toni Kroos and Marcelo who helped secure the win. CR7, Gareth Bale and Marcelo acquired the 6th, 7th and 8th places, respectively, while Kroos went up to the 4th place.
Iago Aspas, the striker of Celta Vigo had two goals in his team’s 3-2 win against Real Betis, and is in the 3rd place. Antoine Griezmann, the forward of Atletico Madrid, reached the 10th place, after he opened the scoring for his team in a 3-0 victory over Las Palmas. Villarreal’s midfielders Samu Castillejo and Pablo Fornals helped with a 4-2 win against Real Sociedad. While Fornals got ranked 5th, Castillejo earned the ninth.
The methodology of Power Rankings is a reflection of the performances of players during the last five games, as points are awarded to the players based on 32 different stats. Messi’s chart-topping rank has been supported by 15,427 points, while Ronaldo, with 7,300 points, is 6 places behind him.
The ranks are obviously updated in every week throughout the whole season, to showcase the movements of the players’ on the list. Except for a drop by Bale, and Messi and Suarez staying static, all the other players have had an improvement in their ranks.