Does Barcelona’s attack solely depend on the attacking trio of Messi – Suárez – Neymar? During the 2014/2015 Liga season they scored 73.6% of all Barcelona goals, which is 3 out of 4 goals. This is already a high figure but in the current season, the percentage of goals scored by Messi – Suárez – Neymar is above 88% which is really an extremely high number.
How does this compare to the last seasons? Maybe the below graph can answer to this question.
Here we have plotted the relationship between goals per game and the percentage of goals scored by the top 3 scorers of the team, for Barcelona during the last 7 Liga seasons. The two last seasons are clearly separated from the rest. Before the attacking trio of Messi – Suárez – Neymar was composed, the top 3 scorers of the team used to score 60% to 65% of all Barcelona’s goals. Now the situation is way different. The team’s capacity to score depends massively on their three attacking superstars, who this season score around 9 out of 10 of the team’s goals.