Barça’s front three have outscored all their European rivals
Messi, Neymar and Suárez ended the league campaign with the best stats of any front three in Europe –81 goals and 39 assists. Messi averaged more than a goal a game, Neymar pushed on from last season to record his best stats since joining the Club and Suárez bounced back from missing the start of the season through suspension to re-establish himself as one of the world’s most incisive strikers.
Best in Europe
A look around the European leagues put the Barça trio’s efforts in context: in Spain, second placed Real Madrid’s, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema and Gareth Bale have bagged 76 goals between them, with a total of 35 assists, whilst the front three of Barça’s Champions League opponents Juventus – Tévez, Morata and Llorente have scored 45 goals, with 13 assists. Over in France, PSG’s Ibrahimovic, Cavani and Lavezzi. have claimed 45 goals, with just 9 assists and at Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich, Robben, Muller and Lewandowski have managed 47 goals and 22 assists
Leo Messi has been Barça’s leading scorer and provider in the league with 43 goals and 18 assists, which gives the Argentinean an astonishing average of 1.13 goals – his third best figures at the Club.
Neymar has built on last season’s start and scored 22 league goals– 13 more than in his debut campaign- whilst providing 7 assists and Luis Suárez, who was suspended for the first 8 games of the season, managed 16 goals in his 27 appearances and provided 14 assists, a figure only bettered by Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.