European football season continues across Europe as the tough winter period starts. All other Leagues are preparing to take a Christmas break but Premier League will carry on as usual. UEFA Champions League and Europa League final group games will be played next week. The two will also take a break until February 2019. Today, as the year comes to a close, we want to recognize 6 best scorers in 2018 alone.
6. Cristhian Stuani- 23 Goals in 30 Apps (La Liga)
Girona striker Cristhian Stuani is the sixth best scorer in 2018 alone. The Uruguayan forward has netted 23 goals in 30 La Liga matches so far this year. In 2018/19 season, the 32-year-old has scored 11 goals.
5. Luis Suarez- 24 Goals in 32 Apps (La Liga)
📰 [AS] | Barcelona suffers treble injury blow ahead of their Champions League encounter against PSV Eindhoven.
🔶 Luis Suarez is expected to miss 2 weeks with a knee problem caused during the match against Atletico Madrid. pic.twitter.com/wPhm5dgWhX
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) November 26, 2018
Barcelona fans were worried when Lionel Messi was ruled out for three weeks with a shoulder injury. However, Luis Suarez saw this as a great opportunity to show the Catalans he can also lead from the front with big goals in crucial matches. He scored a hat-trick against Real Madrid in a 5-1 Clasico victory at Camp Nou. In 2018 alone, the forward has netted 24 goals in 32 La Liga matches. This season, the 31-year-old has found the net 9 times and assisted 4 more goals.
4. Florian Thauvin- 25 Goals in 31 Apps (Ligue 1)
Go ahead, celebrate @FlorianThauvin!
You're the 🔝Frenchman 🇫🇷 when it comes to goals + assists (all competitions) in Europe's biggest leagues!
— Olympique de Marseille 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 (@OM_English) April 22, 2018
Olympique Marseille winger Florian Thauvin does not get all the headlines in France but he is more effective in front of goal than PSG trio of Mbappe, Neymar and Cavani. The Newcastle United flop has netted 25 goals in 31 Ligue 1 appearances in 2018 alone.