Cristiano Ronaldo ousts Lionel Messi atop Sky Sports La Liga Power Rankings
Last Updated: 13/02/18 1:43pm
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has ousted Lionel Messi atop the Sky Sports La Liga Power Rankings.
Ronaldo smashed a hat-trick past Real Sociedad during a 5-2 win to topple long-standing Ballon d'Or rival Messi, who had enjoyed a six-week streak atop the rankings.
Team-mate Toni Kroos also rose above the Argentine after scoring at the Bernabeu, while former Real midfielder Asier Illarramendi retained his top-10 standing with a consolation goal for Sociedad.
Messi slipped to No 4 in the rankings after Barcelona's drew 0-0 with Getafe, while Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann grabbed a match-winner within 40 seconds of kick-off at Malaga to maintain his ascent up the chart.
Celta Vigo duo Iago Aspas and Maxi Gomez remained among the top performers after a 2-2 draw against Espanyol, with the latter scoring both goals, while Gerard Moreno landed No 5 spot with a late equaliser for the visitors.
Real Betis forward Loren Moron netted the matchwinner at Deportivo, while Eibar's Ivan Ramis grabbed a stoppage-time winner at Leganes to complete the top 10, ahead of team-mates Anaitz Arnilla, Orellana and Kike.
The Power Rankings methodology reflects a player's performance over the last five matchdays by awarding points to players for 32 different stats.
Below, we present this week's Power Rankings, your club's top points scorer and the accumulative season rankings.
The Sky Sports Power Rankings will be updated every week during the season, so be sure to keep an eye on the big movers...