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5 players that could challenge Lionel Messi's dominance in La Liga this season

Jidonu Mauyon
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14.06K   //    21 Aug 2018, 13:01 IST

Barcelona v Real Madrid - La Liga
Lionel Messi

The La Liga witnessed what is perhaps the biggest rivalry in football history, with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi and his Portuguese counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo running riot in the Spanish top flight for the past nine years. These incredible superstars dominated the division in style, sharing almost every award between each other including the Ballon d'Or, Pichichi, European Golden Golden Shoe and so many more.

However, it is quite obvious that we won't be able to enjoy such rivalry in the Spanish top flight this season, with Cristiano Ronaldo having left Real Madrid to complete a famous move to Juventus this summer - leaving Lionel Messi as the dominant figure in the Spanish league. 

Although the Argentine belongs in a class that is above everyone else in La Liga, there are still few players in the division who could threaten his superiority this term. Therefore lets quickly take a look 5 incredible superstars that could challenge the attacker's dominance in the Spanish top flight during the campaign:


#5. Iago Aspas

Celta de Vigo v Barcelona - La Liga
Aspas is a consistent performer in the Spanish top flight

Only a few superstars in La Liga can compare with the incredible abilities of Ceta Vigo forward, Iago Aspas. The Spaniard has been one of the top performers in the Spanish top flight for quite some time, finishing in the fourth position on the goalscorers chart during the previous campaign.

Aspas is set to have another prolific season in front of goal this term, with his ability to find his way through his markers using his sheer pace and incredible dribbling skills making him a real threat to opposition defenders.

The 31-year-old will be looking forward to reproducing his brilliance in the division once again and he is definitely one of the few superstars that could challenge Lionel Messi's dominance in the Spanish top flight this season.

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Jidonu Mauyon
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Jidonu Mauyon is a football enthusiast from Nigeria, who writes for a lot of publications, including the likes of Sportainment, Cube Soccer, Give Me Sport, FootballXtra, and Sportskeeda. He is a great fan of Lionel Messi and he likes to write about Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool. He also covers a lot of topics relating to the EPL, La Liga, Seria A and the Ligue 1. He has been doing great in the field, helping to intensify the passion for the beautiful game by sharing his opinions with his fellow soccer fans across the globe. His works have earned him recognition, notably claiming the Best Essay Writer award in the 2015 Milo Sports Writing Competition. To him, his followers are his best friends and he would go a long way to ensure that he keeps them refreshed and entertained. You love football and he does too, why not follow him so you can burn the passion together?
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