Football News – Ferenc Puskas, Alfredo Di Stefano and Francisco Gento scored in the 1950s. Samuel Eto’o, Thierry Henry and Lionel Messi revived fashion in 2008. More recently, the MSN (Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar) and the BBC ( Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo) made the football world happy. In Spain, it’s often a trio story. And this season, it is FC Barcelona who may have found his own to aim for a tantalizing triplet: Liga, Copa del Rey, Champions League.
A trident for a triplet, what’s more logical. The Barcelona trio version 2018-2019, however, does not even have a nickname. It must be said that perhaps expected a little more the presence of Philippe Coutinho alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez but the Brazilian is in trouble. We must also recognize that Ousmane Dembélé is still too irregular to clearly impose itself as a must. But the French recalled in recent days that he had all the qualities to become the third man of the attack Barcelona.
With Dembélé, Barça holds his trio
Last Wednesday, his sense of imbalance disgusted Real Madrid. Already determining four days earlier against Sevilla (2-4), by its elimination capacity, Dembélé also did not deliver a large copy to the Bernabeu. But he did speak his top speed twice in the second half to explode the Madrid defense. And that’s what we ask him. With 13 goals and 7 assists in 32 games, his statistics summarize its impact and plead in his favor to occupy a place in this offensive trio. But do not stop at the numbers, this evil of modern football.
His ability to hurt the opponents defenses, by his speed, and his sense of elimination, is a good asset to the collective blaugrana. That’s why he wins his place next to Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. And it is his regularity that will determine the existence or not of this trio. Because the Uruguayan and the Argentine are untouchables to take charge of the offensive animation of this Barça of Ernesto Valverde. Without much surprise. The years go by. But they are still machines, even if the two stars do not show at each exit.
Suarez and Messi, still there
Luis Suarez had even been inefficient in recent weeks. But the striker, author of a treble in October in Liga against Real at Camp Nou (5-1), Wednesday recalled his skill of exception in front of the goal being involved in the three achievements of Barcelona. If he is still silent in C1 this season, the former serial-striker of Liverpool has silenced the critics in the most beautiful ways, being decisive in a big appointment. Especially after his failed and clumsy exit against Lyon (0-0). El Pistolero, who has 19 goals in 35 games this season, likes big games, the Clasicos and has just garnered maximum confidence for the rest of the season. Auspicious for this Barça.
Finally, there is Lionel Messi. Obviously. There is no point in making tons of them with the Pulga. Everyone knows its importance. The five-fold Golden Ball certainly does not make as many acceleration as it did a few seasons ago. However, his touch of ball, his sense of purpose, his vista, always make it out of the ordinary. Top scorer in the Spanish league (25 goals in 23 games), he has 33 goals in 33 games this season. Just this …
If he did not shine on Wednesday, he focused attention and opened spaces for his teammates. He will surely want to correct the shot on Saturday for this new Clasico. History to improve his stats, to score in La Liga to be clearly dreaming of this triplet. This triple crowning would definitively impose this new triplet in the history of the tridents of the Spanish football.