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Players with the most goals in football against the league's bottom five clubs in the last five seasons

Without taking away the credibility of the goals we look at the players who scored the most goals in football against the bottom 5 teams in last 5 seasons

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Debangshu Biswas
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Most goals in football against the bottom five teams in the last five seasons - Lionel Messi at the top with 47 | SportzPoint

Goals are always huge in football, no matter scored against which team every goal requires a great effort. However, when extraordinary players score goals for fun that's when the critical analysis steps in. Players like Ronaldo and Messi has set the standards so high that even goals are not enough to be the best. Without taking away the credibility of the goals we take a look into the players who have scored the most goals in football against the league's bottom five teams at that time in the last five seasons.

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#1 Lionel Messi - 47

Lionel Messi has always been in the spotlight for everything he does in the field. However, critics have hit him hard for scoring most of his goals against teams lagging behind in the table. Although it is not true as Messi loves scoring against big teams and Sevilla and Real Madrid are his most favourite victims. But somehow in recent times, the Argentine has failed to produce in the big games and hasn't scored in the El Classico for 4 years. On the other hand, his goal-scoring stats run riots over the teams placed at the rock bottom of the table. He has scored 47 goals against the bottom 5 in the last 5 seasons.

However, this is not something to be ashamed of as sometimes these teams destroy the title hopes of big teams. Scoring goals is important in any game but Lionel Messi has attracted a little bit of unwanted attention towards himself. However, he still remains an all-around attacking player every team dreams of having and with him now being a free agent every club would want a goalscoring midfielder like him on the team.

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#2 Cristiano Ronaldo - 23

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 23 goals against the bottom five teams in the last five seasons | SportzPoint

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Generally known as the big match player, Ronaldo has earned this title after consistently delivering at the top level. Although he was a nightmare for the teams at the top, he was pretty lethal for the laggers as well. Ronaldo has scored 23 goals against the bottom 5 teams in the leagues over the period of 5 seasons. During his time in Laliga, Granada, Sporting Gijon and Real Betis were some of his victims.

However, when he moved to Serie A he still continued to break records. Ronaldo pulled Juventus out of trouble from so many difficult positions against big and strong teams. On the other hand, he was a nightmare for the table laggers too. SPAL, Cagliari and Genoa suffered some heavy defeats with Cristiano on the scoresheet against them.

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#3 Kylian Mbappe - 20

Kylian Mbappe features at number 3 in the list scoring 20 goals against the bottom 5 in the last 5 seasons | SportzPoint

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Kylian Mbappe has attracted many eyes towards him at a very young age with his goalscoring abilities. Winning the World Cup at just the age of 18 is not everyone's cup of tea. Mbappe has arguably been the best player for PSG and emerged as a prolific goalscorer since his transfer from Monaco. He has stepped up on big occasions as well as against the minnows. He rarely disappoints in his game and is a trusted candidate in front of the net. Certainly, he has shown no mercy to the teams at the bottom of the table as he scored 20 goals against them in the last 5 seasons. Some of his victims have been Toulouse, Guingamp and SM Caen.

#4 Karim Benzema - 17

Karim Benzema has scored 17 goals against the bottom 5 in the last five seasons | SportzPoint

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Karim Benzema has been the man for Real Madrid since Cristiano's departure. He has scored the most goals for Real Madrid in the past couple of seasons. Apart from producing great performances against the big teams, Benzema is also merciless against the bottom half of the table. He has scored 17 goals against the bottom five and has been the most fatal against clubs like Espanyol, Leganes, Elche etc.

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