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Valencia's Zaza says Messi doesn't count for top-scorer table

Valencia striker Zaza has had a fine start to the season, scoring eight goals, with the latest coming today against Sevilla.

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Valencia's Italian forward Simone Zaza (L) celebrates with Valencia's Portuguese midfielder Manuel Guedes after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Sevilla FC at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 21,
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Valencia striker Simone Zaza was on target again today as his side demolished Sevilla 4-0, meaning the Italian striker has now hit the back of the net eight times in a prolific start to the season. He's three behind Messi, who will the opportunity to inflate his account against Michel's Málaga tonight.

Messi preparing for the Málaga game
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Messi preparing for the Málaga gameAlejandro GarcíaEFE

Zaza leading the top-scorer charts, according to him

But according to Zaza he's basically leading the Liga top-scorer charts, because Messi "doesn't count". As reported by Super Deporte, Zaza said: "Messi doesn't count. To me he is the best. He and Cristiano Ronaldo, who is not scoring as much as he usually does in LaLiga. But Messi doesn't count, so if by the end of the season I'm second in the scoring list, I'll talk to LaLiga and ask for a prize".

Villarreal's Cedric Bakambu is now in third, on seven goals, with his side in action against Las Palmas tomorrow. Cristiano Ronaldo is going through a drought, with just one goal in four league games (after his early season suspension).

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