The best attacking tridents in European football this season in terms of goals

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Attacking tridents are very fashionable in the modern game.

The idea of playing two players upfront in a 4-4-2 formation is long gone as far as top European clubs are concerned. Instead, they ask three forwards to score their goals while either playing 4-3-3 or - like Chelsea - 3-4-3.

But which three strikers are the most effective in the top five leagues in Europe in terms of league goals?

With Barcelona six points behind Real Madrid in La Liga, you may not be too surprised to discover the world's most talented trio in the form of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar aren’t number one.

In fact, ‘MSN’ finds themselves in third with the trio scoring 21 goals between this this campaign.

Can you guess which trident are ahead of them, though?

Well, if you said Roma and Torino then take a bow.

That’s right, the two Italian clubs can claim to have a better front three than than Barcelona this season with Edin Dzeko, Mohamed Salah and Diego Perotti scoring 25 goals between them for Roma, while Andrea Belotti, Iago Falque and Adem Ljajic have notched 22 strikes for Torino.

Here’s a look at the complete top 15:

1 | Roma | Edin Dzeko (12), Mohamed Salah (8), Diego Perotti (5) | 25 goals

2 | Torino | Andrea Belotti (10), Iago Falque (7), Adem Ljajic (5) | 22 goals

3 | Barcelona | Lionel Messi (9), Luis Suarez (8), Neymar (4) | 21 goals

4 | Paris Saint-Germain | Edinson Cavani (13), Lucas Moura (5), Marco Verratti (2) | 20 goals

5 | Chelsea | Diego Costa (10), Eden Hazard (7), Pedro (3) | 20 goals

6 | Real Madrid | Cristiano Ronaldo (10), Gareth Bale (5), Karim Benzema (4) | 19 goals

7 | Nice | Alassane Plea (8), Mario Balotelli (6), Wylan Cyprien (4) | 18 goals

8 | Atletico Madrid | Antoine Griezmann (6), Kevin Gameiro (6), Yannick Carrasco (6) | 18 goals

9 | Borussia Dortmund | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (13), Ousmane Dembélé (2), Adrian Ramos (2) | 17 goals

10 | Manchester City | Sergio Aguero (10), Raheem Sterling (4), Nolito (3) | 17 goals

11 | Arsenal | Alexis Sanchez (8), Theo Walcott (6), Mesut Ozil (3) | 17 goals

12 | Liverpool | Sadio Mane (6), Roberto Firmino (5), Philippe Coutinho (5) | 16 goals

13 | Bayern Munich | Robert Lewandowski (7) Joshua Kimmich (4), Arjen Robben (3) | 14 goals

14 | Juventus | Gonzalo Higuain (7), Miralem Pjanic (4), Paulo Dybala (3) | 14 goals

15 | AC Milan | Carlos Bacca (6), Suso (5), Gianluca Lapadula (3) | 14 goals

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