With three games remaining in the Clausura 2019, the battle for top goal scorer will likely go down to the wire.
Midfielder Angel Mena of Leon leads the Liga MX with 12 goals through 14 matches, but Monterrey striker Rogelio Funes Mori and forward Brian Fernandez of Necaxa are only one behind. Not only are these three “goleadores” scoring in volume, but they have scored some of the best goals of the season.
Leon is on an 11-game winning streak – an all-time Liga MX record – and their amazing form is partly due to the performances that Mena has offered each weekend. The Esmeraldas have 35 points atop the table and they boast the best offense with 33 goals. And Mena has been a huge contributor beyond scoring goals. The little Ecuadorian leads the league with 8 assists in 1,152 minutes played and is without doubt on the short list for Most Valuable Player.
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Funes Mori has 11 goals in his 968 minutes of action so far in the Clausura and each goal is worth watching twice. The Argentine striker has at least 6 goals in the running for Best Goal of the Year and his hat trick on Sunday against Santos was a real treat. All three goals featured brilliant build-up and sensational shot-making. Funes Mori has been in a mild slump but his 3 goals brought him right back into the race for the scoring title. The Rayados are third in the table with 26 points and 30 goals scored (second most in the league), and will be a favorite when the playoffs come around.
Fernandez has been a terror at right wing for Necaxa, proving to be an electrifying goal scorer and has single-handedly made Necaxa a relevant team again. His 11 goals have come in 1,089 minutes of game time. Fernandez has led Necaxa to 7 wins and the team’s 27 goals are 8 more than they scored all of last season. The Rayos are in fourth place, truly a Cinderella team with a real chance of making the playoffs. The 24-year-old Argentine winger has made himself a very desirable target for big-spending teams in the upcoming summer transfer window.
With three games left in the Clausura 2019, the race for the scoring title should be fun to watch.