Barcelona and Real Madrid are going neck and neck in this season's La Liga. So are their two stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The two arch rivals will meet on April 22nd The 'El Classico" could decide who would win the league this time.
Ronaldo scored a hat trick on Wednesday against Atletico Madrid, and thus took his tally to 40 league goals, which also equals his own record of highest league goals in one season.It also made the Portugal forward the first player from Europe's major leagues to record two consecutive 40-goal seasons.
Ronaldo's hat trick put him one goal ahead of Messi in the league and took his overall season tally to 52.
Messi, however has scored 61 goals so far in this season. By now he is only two shy of Everton star Dixie Dean's tally of 63 goals, which were scored during the 1927-28 season.
Both, Messi and Ronaldo, can improve their tally on Saturday when they will face Levante and Sporting Gijon respectively.