Add another accolade to the list of Barcelona’s achievements.
Last week Lionel Messi won his fifth Ballon d’Or award. This week, the other members of the MSN trio got in the act as it was revealed that Luis Suarez and Neymar are the deadliest partnership in Europe.
The Barcelona duo top the Daily Mirror's list of most successful pairings in Europe’s top five leagues, and the rest of the results are rather shocking.
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The list determines the effectiveness of a partnership by how many goals the duo have combined for (e.g. one assisting the other).
This season Suarez and Neymar have combined to score nine goals, Neymar setting up Suarez five times and the Urugyan assisting four of Neymar's goals.
Second on the list is Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil. The Arsenal pair have combined to score seven goals and it’s no surprise that Ozil has assisted six of those. Giroud returned the favour in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth last month.
Ozil has 16 assists already this season and is well on his way to surpassing Thierry Henry’s Premier League record of 20 assists in a season.
There is no room for Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. Nor does Robert Lewandowski find his name on the list along with one of his Bayern Munich team-mates.
In their place is Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney of Watford and Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy of joint table-toppers Leicester.
The Premier League duos have paired up for six goals, the same number as Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu and Romelu Lukaku and Villarreal’s Cedric Bakambu and Roberto Soldado.
What duo are you surprised not to see on this list?
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