Lionel Messi tops La Liga Power Rankings with hat-trick as Barcelona claim title
Last Updated: 01/05/18 1:36pm
Lionel Messi has topped the La Liga Power Rankings once again, having been toppled briefly by Raul Garcia last week.
Messi topped the chart for the 16th week this season after netting his 46th career hat-trick as Barcelona secured the La Liga title with a 4-2 win at Deportivo.
Villarreal striker Carlos Bacca also netted a hat-trick during a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo to land the runner-up spot - helping his side keep pace with Real Betis in the race for fifth place.
Betis maintained their five-point advantage over Villarreal after a 2-1 win over relegated Malaga, with Fabian Ruiz (No 3, up 17 places) hitting the match-winner from range, while Antonio Barragan - on loan from Middlesbrough - retained his place at No 8.
Gerard Moreno (No 5, up 12 places) rescued a point for Espanyol against Las Palmas, while Levante winger Jose Luiz Morales (No 6, up four places) sealed a 2-1 win over Sevilla - assisted by Jose Campana.
Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal (No 8, up 13 places) scored during a 3-1 over Athletic Bilbao, which saw Bilbao's Mikel San Jose score two own goals - while last week's table-topper Garcia (No 4, down three places) converted a consolation from the penalty spot.
The Power Rankings methodology reflects a player's performance over the last five La Liga 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...
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