With January over, there is a familiar face atop the LaLiga player ranking standings as Lionel Messi again showcased his brilliantfantastic to the observing world. The Barcelona ace beat LaLiga stars from opponents Real Madrid and Espanyol to take home the participant of the month award for January as we be counted down the topthree from Spain...
BRONZE - Raul de Tomas: Espanyol (7.83)
Raul de Tomas has established to be an stimulated capture with the aid ofEspanyol after the striker moved to Spain from Benfica. Despite struggling for gametime in Portugal, the 25-year-old has hit the ground going for walks for Abeldardo Fernandez's side. He scored twice in his two league outings in January, supportingEspanyol to positive outcomes in opposition to Villarreal and Athletic Club. Those goals proved vital, too, as they earned the Periquitos an additional 4 factors in January, while De Tomas has carried his right goalscoring shape into February. All in all, the striker did adequate to make the LaLiga group of the month as he again a WhoScored ranking of 7.83 in January.
SILVER - Casemiro: Real Madrid (8.05)
Of the three league desires Casemiro has scored this season, two got here in January as the Brazilian midfielder netted a decisive brace in Real Madrid's 2-1 home win over Sevilla. In a man of the match performanceat the Bernabeu, it contributed to Casemiro's January common of 8.05 as the 27-year-old continues to dominate midfields. Indeed, Casemiro made 15 tackles and interceptions blended final month, one of the betterreturns in January, and received 11 aerial duels to ensure Real Madrid weren't overly forced by using opponents with the ball on the deck, nor in the air. GOLD - Lionel Messi: Barcelona (8.07)
Pipping Casemiro to top spot in the LaLiga rankings rankings, Lionel Messi had a betterranking (8.07) than any other participant in Spain's pinnacle tier in January. The Argentine can also have scored simply the once remaining month, that coming in a 1-0 win over Granada, however his quest to add to that return wasn't for favor of making an attempt as Messi had more pictures (25) than any different participant in LaLiga remaining month. The 32-year-old used to be also tough to shake off the ball, as is so regularly the case, as he completed greaterdribbles (14) than any different player. While it was a sub-par January by his astronomical standards, Messi neverthelessshone in Spain to land the player of the month gong.