In Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Antoine Griezmann, they have three players who will be in any best team in world football, and in Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati and Martin Braithwaite they also have the talent to leave the bench.
Barca’s deadliest ‘Trident’
Barcelona’s front trident is one that the whole football world is jealous of. In Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Antoine Griezmann, they have three players who will be in any best team in world football. And in Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati, and Martin Braithwaite they also have the talent to leave the bench. Despite their ability, their goal numbers are not at the expected level. So they suffered through nine games this season. Without even finding the net. Barcelona hasn’t stood so many goalless games since 2007/08. With Frank Rijkaard on the bench when they spent 12 games where they did not score. Their next-worst outcome ever hit Tata Martino in 2013/14. When they accumulated eight games without a goal.
Failure to score in nine matches already. Twice against Athletic Club and Real Madrid and once against Borussia Dortmund, Granada, Slavia Prague, Valencia, and Sevilla – Barcelona has a reason for concern. With coming next Athletic, after failing to score against Basques in LaLiga and Copa del Rey already. The Catalans will be worried. Messi has not yet been rotated. Since the restart and Luis Suarez is fit again, so the Blaugrana will most likely field at full strength XI with the title very much on the line.