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Messi, Neymar & Mbappé: other attacking big 3's in soccer history

Messi, Neymar and Mbappé, ‘Les Galactiques’, the offensive trident of PSG that seeks to obtain glory like the BBC, MSN and RRR.

Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé
Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé

With the arrival of Lionel Messi to the Parc des Princes, Al Khelaifi and Paris Saint Germain  have created a luxury forward with the trident that Messi, Neymar and Mbappé will form. Les Galactiques (The Galactics) are born with the aim of achieving the long-awaited Champions League for the Parisian club and continuing to dominate France.

Based on a checkbook, Al Khelaifi has made a dream squad in which he will have an offense capable of competing with the best tridents in the history of modern football.

But be it the MSN (Messi, Suarez, Neymar), the BBC (Benzema, Bale and Cristiano) or the association formed by Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo, they left moments for history and an image of power and superiority that will never be erased from the memory of those who could enjoy of those forwards. 

MSN (Messi-Suárez-Neymar)

The trio formed by the Argentine, the Uruguayan and the Brazilian stayed at FC Barcelona for three seasons. From 2014-15 to 2016-17. Throughout these three courses, the Blaugrana team lifted 9 titles, including the treble: a Champions League, a Club World Cup, two Leagues, a UEFA Super Cup, a Spanish Super Cup and three King's Cups and achieving victory in 138 matches out of 181 played with the MSN in the squad (76.2%).

The trident scored 364 goals of the 519 achieved by the team. Messi added 153, for the 121 and 90 that Suárez and Neymar scored, respectively. The three attackers scored in the same match up to 22 times. The MSN surpasses the BBC in assists with 173: 66 from Messi, 59 from Suárez and 48 from Neymar.

BBC (Benzema-Bale-Cristiano)

At the Santiago Bernabéu they were able to enjoy their dream trident for two more seasons. The BBC were crowned champions up to 13 times, including four Champions League, three UEFA Super Cups, three Club World Cups, one Super Cup, one King's Cup and one League over the five seasons they shared. Benzema, Bale and Cristiano registered 201 victories in 293 games (71.7%) and scored 442 of the 784 goals achieved. The Portuguese scored 249, the French 105 and 88 were the work of the Welshman.

Bale, Cristiano and Benzema scored all three up to 13 times. Nor did they fall short in the assists section adding 171 among the three: Cristiano added 69, 52 Benzema and 50 Bale. Some numbers that have more merit if one takes into account that the trident only played 46% of the matches played, 135 of 293, the three being holders in 98 of them.

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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