The best strike-force in Barcelona history: Messi, Neymar, Suarez

Barcelona's South American front three made history on Tuesday night as they cruised past the 100 goal mark.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar came into the La Liga match against Getafe with a tally of 97 goals in all competitions this season.

And as the goals flew in during a crazy first half at Camp Nou, that number soon grew into treble figures with ease.

Messi was in charge of opening the scoring, chipping home a penalty, Suarez got the second and Neymar the third as Barça raced into 3-0 lead after just 28 minutes.

Those three goals had a special significance, too. Not just because each of Barcelona's forwards scored one, but because it took them onto 100 for the season.

In the 2008-09 season, the impressive trio of Lionel Messi (38) , Samuel Eto'o (36) and Thierry Henry (26) managed 100 across the whole campaign.

Suarez scored Barça's fifth against Getafe and Messi added the sixth, taking the three attackers onto 102 for the season.

They have therefore overtaken the numbers set in 2011-12 — the previous best — by Messi (73), Cesc Fabregas (15) and Alexis Sanchez (13), who between them scored 101, although the large majority came from Messi.

This is how things stand with a minimum of seven games still to come: Messi (49), Neymar (32) and Suarez (21).


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