Unsurprisingly, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have had brilliant starts to the La Liga season, but it is interesting to take a look at the other players in the Division who have caught the eye.

With the sensational abilities of Messi and Ronaldo it is sometimes difficult to notice the efforts of those surrounding them in Spain, as most statistics look minor in comparison when in fact they are quite impressive.

Here are five players who have had superb seasons in the shadow of the great pair:

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