In today’s football world, we often talk about trio’s. Like Barcelona’s MSN (Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar) or Real Madrid’s BBC (Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo).
But football success is often build on two players who are able to find each other blindly on the offensive end. And this season, the most prolific duo has been Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Dele Alli, according to Goal.
The Spurs’ young gun has found Kane on seven occasions, more than any other duo in the five biggest European competitions (England, Italy, Spain, Germany and France).
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has provided six goals for his team-mate Olivier Giroud, the same amount as Watford’s Troy Deeney for team-mate Odion Ighalo, and Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu for team-mate Romelu Lukaku.
Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez has found team-mate Jamie Vardy for five goals, heading a group of top duo’s.
Most prolific combinations in European Big Five (scorer, assist man, team, number of goals):
1. Harry Kane – Dele Alli (Tottenham) = 7
2. Olivier Giroud – Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) = 6
Odion Ighalo – Troy Deeney (Watford) = 6
Romelu Lukaku – Gerard Deulofeu (Everton) = 6
3. Jamie Vardy – Riyad Mahrez (Leicester) = 5
Gonzalo Higuain – Marek Hamsik (Napoli) = 5
Neymar – Luis Suarez (Barcelona) = 5
Edinson Cavani – Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) = 5
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Gonzalo Castro (Dortmund) = 5
Bakambu – Roberto Soldado (Villarreal) = 5