German forward outperformed FC Barcelona man Lionel Messi, Real Madrid players in month of March

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While FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi gets all the praises for how much he’s involved in the team’s scoring opportunities, he was overshadowed by one player throughout March.

In the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen’s Max Kruse helped out in nine goals for his team in March, with six goals and three assists. He holds the distinction of having the most goals responsible for in the month across all the top five leagues in Europe.

Messi came in second with six goals and one assist, while Real Madrid star Karim Benzema had three goals and three assists to his name.

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is fourth with six goals, while Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe comes in fifth.

Kruse has helped Werder Bremen climb to sixth in the Bundesliga, holding the spot for UEFA Europa League qualifiers.