Alexander Sorloth, Villarreal | Sorloth continues to excel in Spain: – I have great respect for that

Alexander Sorloth, Villarreal |  Sorloth continues to excel in Spain: – I have great respect for that

Sorloth continued his impressive form as Villarreal won 3-0 at home to Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Sunday evening.

The Norwegian sent the hosts ahead in the 18th minute, before doubling the lead as the match clock struck half an hour. Unfortunately for Tronder, the second goal was disallowed for offside earlier in the attack.

With 15 minutes remaining in the match, the goal machine became a double when he scored the winner in a 3-0 win for the Yellow Submarine. Meanwhile, Yerson Mosquera has left his mark on the scoresheet.

Thus, Sorloth surpasses Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior as the top scorer in the Spanish League in 2024. Sunday's goals were the Norwegian's tenth and eleventh since the beginning of the year.

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– not before

Sorloth also rose to second place in the league's top scorers list. Only Girona's Artem Dovpik (19 goals) has scored more goals than the 28-year-old. Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham also scored 17 goals this season.

Peter Wieland, a Spanish football expert, expressed his great admiration for Sorloth's performance this season. He was quick to point out that the Norwegian had never before been in a position to become La Liga's top scorer.

“You've never had a Norwegian able to become the top scorer in La Liga, so there's a lot of respect for that,” he told Netafsen.

Sørloth is now in his third season in La Liga. The first two matches were played at Real Sociedad. The 28-year-old has been performing better and better in front of goal with each season, scoring four La Liga goals in his first season, twelve in his second season, and so far 17 goals this season.

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– Sorloth has had a consistent, strong rise from season to season, which shows how much life there is in it, Wieland says.

Wieland believes the fact that none of Sorloth's goals this season have come from penalties makes his performance even more impressive. For example, top scorer Dovbek scored five goals from penalties.

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Scorers meetings

There's no doubt that Sorloth is in great form today, having scored five goals in his last five appearances for Villarreal and Norway. In the previous league match, the Norwegian was also the match-winner when he secured a 2-1 win away to Almeria two minutes into extra time.

During the final six league matches, Sorloth and Villarreal will face Dovbeck Girona and Bellingsham Real Madrid.

– If you look at Villarreal's remaining matches, Pichichi's matches will likely be real against Bellingham's Real Madrid and Dovpik's Girona, says Wieland.

The Pichichi Trophy is awarded by the major Spanish newspaper Marca to the player who becomes the top scorer in the Spanish League.

However, there are no big teams to impress the Norwegian. Villarreal ranks ninth in the league, 19 points behind Atletico Madrid, which is in fourth place.

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