131 goals and 72 Assists: See The Season That Barcelona's 'MSN' Were The Best Force

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Barcelona are one of the most successful teams in Europe with 5 Champions league, 4 UEFA Cups, 5 UEFA Super Cups, and 3 FIFA Club World Cup trophies to their name. In Spain, they are the number one team in terms of achievements, having 26 La liga titles and 31 Copa del Rey Cups.

Getting to this height was never a thing of luck for them, they have intentionally brought great and talented players like Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto, David Villa, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and many others into the club to help in the quest for greatness.

Messi joined Barcelona at the age of 13, but made his senior team debut in the October, 2004. Brazilian star Neymar was signed by the La liga giants on the 1st of July, 2013 for a fee worth around €88.20 million. One year later, on the 11th of July, 2014 a whooping €81.72 million was paid for the services of Luis Suarez.

These signings brought about the emergence of the acronym "MSN" meaning "Messi, Suarez and Neymar". Between 2014 and 2017, these three were terrors to so many defence lines in Europe, and were arguably the best attacking force. They scored so many goals and won so many titles together, but that of the 2015/2016 season was just phenomenal. These three were firing on all cylinders.

For Messi, he scored a total of 41 goals and recorded 24 assists in 49 games. In La liga he had 26 goals and provided 16 assists, 6 goals and 1 assist in the Champions League, 5 goals and 6 assists in the Copa del Rey, 1 goal each in the SuperCopa and FIFA Club World Cup, 2 goals and 1 assist in the UEFA Super Cup.

For Luis Suarez, he scored a astonishing 59 goals and supplied 23 assists in 53 appearances. According to the various competitions, 40 goals and 18 assists in La liga, 8 goals and 3 assists in the Champions League, 5 goals and 1 assist in the Copa del Rey, 5 goals in the Club World Cup and a goal and an assist in the UEFA Super Cup.

Although he was the least among them, Neymar's numbers were as well impressive. The Brazilian scored a total of 31 goals and provided 25 assists in 49 appearances that season. 24 goals and 16 assists in La liga, 3 goals and 5 assists in the Champions League, 4 goals and 2 assists in the Copa del Rey and 2 assists in the FIFA Club World Cup.

That 2015/2016 season, Barcelona won the La liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup under the leadership of Coach Luis Enrique, an end product of the MSN's blistering performance.

Do you think that they were the best attacking trio the world of football have ever witnessed?

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