Messi, Suarez and Neymar are set to reach 134 goals
Barcelona’s trident of Lionel Messi, Suarez and Neymar are about to excel even their own goal records current season after Tuesday’s 2-0 victory against Arsenal.
Messi netted his 28th and 29th goals of this campaign – the 92nd and 93rd mutually shared between Barca’s three upfront strikers – to efficiently secure a Champions League quarter-final positi0n.
The MSN trio hit a total tally of 122 goals in last season’s treble victory but will reach an incredible number 134 in May if their current form stays.
Suarez is the top goalscorer of the Messi, Suarez and Neymar trio right now, plundering 41 goals, then followed by Messi (29) and Neymar (23). In unfortunate breakdown of their strikes, the Uruguayan has proved his worth to be the only forward who has scored with his head this campaign.
The figures further solidify what has once again been an amazing season for the Barca trident in spite of the injury to talisman Messi earlier this season.
The Ballon d’Or winner suffered a grave knee problem while playing against Las Palmas back in September and spent two months out of the squad – only to return and match his standard of last season.
Neymar set up Messi’s first goal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night and the splendid outstanding between the pair and Suarez has been the key factor behind their sparkling form as a team.
That was best summed up and vouched for by Messi’s ‘pass-penalty’ against Celta Vigo just earlier this month, where he laid off a spot kick intended for Suarez to score instead.
Asked in December if Barcelona held the best-ever front trio in the form of Messi, Suarez and Neymar, manager Luis Enrique said: ‘For Barcelona, I think so.
‘I would even say in the history of football because to get players together of this level with their individual ability, to get that many goals and support each other in this way, it has never happened on any other team in recent history.