The moment you realise your team will be facing Barcelona, you start to wonder how your defenders can stop the trio of attackers; Messi, Suarez and Neymar, who all move with a singular thought in their minds. To score.
The attacking trio have taken their goal tally to a century this season, scoring three against Eibar (with Neymar absent due to suspension), to achieve the milestone.
In this same stage last season, the MSN, as the trident is popularly called, amassed 75 goals and went on to score a record breaking 122 goals in a season. The best from an attacking trident in history.
They are well on their way to breaking that record. Last season, MSN’s 122 goals helped Barcelona lift the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League.
And their current exploits sees them walking that path, as they look to be the first team to successfully win the UCL trophy back-to-back. Not forgetting the 4-0 win over Eibar, stretched Barcelona’s unbeaten run to 36 games, a new club record under Luis Enrique.
Earlier this season, Luis Enrique was asked if Messi, Suarez and Neymar were the best front three the club had ever had and said: “They form the best trident in Barca’s history and I would even dare to say the best in the history of football.”
And I can say we agree with him, with Suarez cementing his status as a prolific goalscorer with 42 goals in all competitions, Messi’s 35 goals, despite spending two months on the sidelines show he is still a force to reckon with and Neymar’s 23 goals tells you the young Brazilian is yet to reach his full potential.