Nicolás Ibáñez, another Argentine to become top scorer in Liga MX
The Pachuca striker failed to score against Monterrey, but he is set to become the tournament’s top scorer.
Pachuca striker Nicolás Ibáñez will be crowned Apertura 2022 top scorer this Sunday, with 11 goals to his name.
The Argentinian was in the starting line-up for the Tuzos in their visit to the BBVA Stadium to face Rayados and, although he didn’t score, his closest pursuers also failed to score, leaving the way clear to become this season’s top scorer in Liga MX.
Henry Martín, with 10 goals, was Ibañez’s closest rival in the race to be the tournament’s top scorer, but the Yucatecan failed to score on Friday against Puebla.
Ibáñez’s closest challengers in the scoring charts were Martín Barragán (Puebla) and Abel Hernández (San Luis), both on eight goals, but both failed to score this weekend.
Jean Meneses (Toluca) and Lucas Di Yorio (León), both with seven goals, will play their last regular season match on Sunday, but it is almost impossible for them to catch Ibañez, making the Pachuca striker’s goal-scoring title imminent.
Nicolás Ibáñez will become the 14th Argentinian to be crowned top scorer in 52 seasons in Mexico.
Mauro Boselli was top scorer in three seasons. Bruno Marioni, Emanuel Villa and Matías Vusoso were top scorers in two seasons.
Here is the complete list of Argentinian goal-scoring champions in Mexican seasons:
Verano 97 Gabriel Caballero and Lorenzo Sáez
Clausura 2004 Bruno Marioni and Andrés Silvera
Apertura 2004 Guillermo Franco
Clausura 2005 Matías Vuoso
Apertura 2005 Matías Vuoso and Walter Gaitán
Apertura 2006 Bruno Marioni
Apertura 2007 Alfredo Moreno
Apertura 2009 Emanuel Villa
Apertura 2014 Mauro Boselli
Apertura 2015 Emanuel Villa and Mauro Boselli
Apertura 2017 Mauro Boselli
Apertura 2019 Mauro Quiroga
Guardianes 2021 Alexis Canelo
Apertura 2021 Germán Berterame