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Who were statistically the best trios in Europe last season?

Were MSN better than BBC? Who were the surprise package? All is revealed

There is no ‘I’ in team, but there is an ‘I’ in trio.

In an age when 4-4-2 is dead, 4-3-3 reigns supreme. Never have attacking trios been more in vogue.

But who were the best in Europe last season?

Not one of the most prolific strikeforces in Europe, surprisingly

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Not one of the most prolific strikeforces in Europe, surprisingly

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1 Barcelona (79 goals)

Ahh, how nice to see you Captain Obvious.

No prizes for guessing that Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were the top trio, scoring 79 league goals.

But how long will Barcelona be able to keep MSN together for?

That moment you find out you’re trying to sign Paulinho

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That moment you find out you’re trying to sign Paulinho

2 Spurs (61 goals)

Yet again, the lads at Spurs are putting the pressure on.

Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son scored 61 goals in the Premier League last season but it wasn’t quite enough to stop Chelsea.

Unfortunately it did lead to the outbreak of a terrible handshake epidemic which has gripped English football.

Please, make it stop

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Please, make it stop

3 Napoli 60 goals)

Not everything in Serie A is dominated by Juventus.

If there was an award for the most goals scored by a trio then Napoli’s Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon would have brought the bacon home.

Unfortunately there’s not. Better luck next year.

Is there a better sight in football than a Kappa kit in full flow?

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Is there a better sight in football than a Kappa kit in full flow?

4 Roma (55 goals)

What do you get when you take a pinch of Egypt, a dose of Belgium and a large (lanky) sprinkling of Bosnia?

The second best attacking trio in Italy, and the fourth best in Europe, comprised of Mohamed Salah, Edin Dzeko and Radja Nainggolan.

But, thanks to Liverpool, we won’t be seeing any more of them as a collective next season.

An image we won’t be seeing next season

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An image we won’t be seeing next season

5 PSG (53 goals)

Remember when PSG’s strikeforce consisted of little more than Pauleta? Those days are long gone, my friend.

Now Edinson Cavani, Lucas Moura and Angel Di Maria prowl round the Parc des Princes making fools of Ligue 1 defences.

At the same time they’re all anxiously looking over their shoulder waiting for the arrival of Sergio Aguero and Neymar.

Hold him tight, Angel

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Hold him tight, Angel

6 Real Madrid (51 goals)

Surprised?

BBC don’t even make it onto the list, as Madrid’s most potent trio was Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata.

But with Morata heading to Chelsea there might just be a Kylian Mbappe-shaped hole at the Bernabeu.

Who’s going to tell Gareth he didn’t make the list?

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Who’s going to tell Gareth he didn’t make the list?

7 Bayern Munich (49 goals)

Bayern know how to find a bargain in the market.

Their trio of Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben and Thiago cost less than Romelu Lukaku’s left foot.

Life’s easy when you just raid Borussia Dortmund for their best players on a free transfer.

The happy trio

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The happy trio

8 Torino (48 goals)

Remember Iago Falque Spurs fans? Nope? Well he’s now part of the eighth most prolific trio in Europe.

To be fair, Falque and Adem Llajic have plenty to thank 26-goal striker Andrea Belotti for.

Grazie, Andrea.

Is it a shark? Is it a plane? No, it’s Andrea Belotti

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Is it a shark? Is it a plane? No, it’s Andrea Belotti

9 Arsenal (46 goals)

Arsenal didn’t make the Champions League, but they did have the ninth best strikeforce in Europe.

Swings and roundabouts.

The big question is, can Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott do it on a cold Thursday night in Ferencvaros?

When you see a reflection of your glorious beard in the mirror

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When you see a reflection of your glorious beard in the mirror

10 Monaco (46 goals)

Colombian rising from the ashes? Check. Wonderkid taking football by storm? Check. Academy graduate finally finding his feet? Check.

Monaco’s trio of Radamel Falcao, Kylian Mbappe and Valere Germain had it all.

Marseille have already taken Germain, but how long will the other two stay?

Falcao doesn’t quite get how to play Fives yet

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Falcao doesn’t quite get how to play Fives yet

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