Lewy & Gnabry, Messi And Suarez… Top 6 Goal-Scoring Duos In Top Leagues So Far

Great attacking partnerships have been the hallmarks of some of the greatest sides in the sport’s history.

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Alfredo
Di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas, Hristo Stoichkov and Romario, Alessandro
Del Piero and David Trezeguet, Thierry Henry and Denis Bergkamp, Wayne
Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo spearheaded the best clubs in the modern
era and the trend has certainly carried on into the modern football
landscape.

Most of the proverbial big teams boast an
attacking duopoly these days but there have been strike duos from the
lower echelons too that have caused a stir this season.

Let’s look at them as well as the other best goal-scoring partnerships from Europe’s top five leagues:

6 – Werner and Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) – 29 goals

RB
Leipzig have put up a formidable opposition to the title, as they trail
leaders Bayern Munich by only five points with nine more games to go. 

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Spearheading the charge is the relentless Timo Werner, who’s development into a world-class striker continues by the day.

The
German international has struck 21 times in the league, second only to
Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski. He has been well complimented in the attack
by Marcel Sabitzer, who’s struck eight times so far.

Together,
they have combined to account for roughly 47% of Leipzig’s goals, and
have also played an instrumental role in taking the side to their
first-ever quarter-finals appearance in the Champions League this
season.

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5 – Salah and Mane (Liverpool) – 30 goals

Liverpool’s epic run in the Premier League this season is primarily down to a monumental team effort. 

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However,
the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have led impeccably from the
front. They shared the Premier League Golden Boot last season, and have
continued to score left, right and centre.

Salah is in the
race to finish as the league’s most prolific forward for the third
consecutive year. The Egyptian trails only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
(17) and Jamie Vardy (19) with 16 goals. Mane, the African Player of the
Year last year, is also making a strong case to retain the crown this
year. He’s struck 14 times this season whilst also providing nine
assists!

4 – Messi and Suarez (Barcelona) – 30 goals

No surprises here. Lionel Messi is still the undisputed king of goals in Barcelona as well as the whole of La Liga. 

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He’s racked up 19 goals from 22 games after having missed the opening five games of the season through injury. 

Amongst
his recent exploits before the suspension of the league because of
health concerns was a fiery four-goal fiesta against Eibar.

While
the Argentine ace has delivered as usual, what’s worrying is the form
of the rest of the bunch. Luis Suarez has been out of action since the
turn of the year, but he’s still the best scorer behind Messi! The
Uruguayan, who sustained a knee injury at the start of January, has 11
goals to his name, and remains at least three goals better off than
anyone else in the Blaugrana squad!

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3 – Mbappe and Neymar (PSG) – 31 goals

Two of the world’s most expensive players Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have certainly combined to great effect for the Parisians. 

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Not
only are they on the verge of another league success, but also
progressed to the last eight of the Champions League after four years.
Both players have been in a rich vein of form this term, and have
combined 31 goals in Ligue 1.

As many as 18 of those goals
have been scored by Mbappe, who continues to push his talent through the
roof. Not far behind him is Neymar, who’s hit the throttle after an
injury-ravaged season last year.

Another interesting point
to note here is that the Brazilian has assisted the 21-year old on six
occasions in league games, which is currently the best goal-scoring
combination in the French top-flight.

2 – Immobile and Caicedo (Lazio) – 35 goals

Lazio
are hands down one of the best sides in the Italian top-flight right
now. They have caught the attention of fans and neutrals alike with an
attractive brand of football. 

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They
have the best defensive record in the league. They are unbeaten in 21
games and trail leaders Juventus by just a solitary point. The driving
factor behind such a glorious run are Ciro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo.

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The
Italian striker has been virtually unstoppable. He’s netted a
staggering 27 times and has played in every league game so far.
Immobile’s prolific record entails seven braces – the highest in
Europe’s top five leagues, and also an amazing hat-trick.

His importance to the side is further accentuated when you consider that the next best scorer Caicedo has 8 goals this term.

1 – Lewandowski and Gnabry (Bayern) – 36 goals

Lewandowski
is getting better like fine wine. He will turn 32 in less than half a
year’s time, but his record this season puts even peak strikers to
shame. 

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The
Pole has netted 39 times in all competitions already, 25 of which have
come in the Bundesliga. He leads the scoring charts unsurprisingly, and
even so in the Champions League.

Bayern have several players
at the top of their game right now, and Serge Gnabry has truly come of
age. The 22-year old, who wasn’t even deemed good enough to play for
West Bromwich Albion by Tony Pulis, is making waves this season with
his. Not only has he struck 11 times, but also assisted another nine
times in what’s already his most productive season to date.