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Sport Suarez joins Atletico: A look back at Barcelona's formidable 'MSN' trident in Opta data

04:15  24 september  2020
04:15  24 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Luis Suárez is on the verge of leaving Barcelona to join Diego Simeone at Atlético Madrid on a two-year deal.

On Tuesday evening, though, Barcelona and the player' s lawyers met and appear to have found a resolution. Now, Suarez could even become an Atletico Madrid player on Wednesday in an agreement that would see variables included in the deal that see Barcelona benefit in some way from the move.

Suarez, Neymar and Messi © Getty Images Suarez, Neymar and Messi

Luis Suarez formed one of the world's best attacks when 'MSN' came together at Barcelona.

Suarez's arrival at Camp Nou from Liverpool in 2014 saw him join Lionel Messi and Neymar at the LaLiga giants and the trio flourished.

But Neymar left for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record €222million move just three years later, and Suarez's exit for Atletico Madrid was confirmed on Wednesday.

Using Opta data, we take a look back at the formidable 'MSN' trident.

Barcelona directors 'threaten to quit' over Suarez transfer

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Bartomeu backs down: Suarez is free to join Atletico Madrid. Luis Suarez ' s move to Atletico Madrid was put Here comes a look at the keys to this transfer, at how we've reached this point. Atletico need goals up top, particularly with the departure of Alvaro Morata, and Suarez fits perfectly with the

Luis Suarez scored an outrageous goal against Mallorca in La Liga. With his back to goal he somehow delivered a back -heel chip over Manolo Reina. Footage from Barcelona training the day before appears to show the striker perfecting this move.

77 – Barca won an incredible 77 per cent of matches in which 'MSN' played.

73.7 – There was a clear drop-off in results when at least one of the Barca trio was absent, with the win ratio slipping to 73.7 per cent. Points per game was the same at 2.4, however.

253 – In the 113 matches 'MSN' all played together, the trio contributed 253 goals for Barcelona.

104 – Messi's goal ratio was a little under one per game when 'MSN' were all in the Barcelona team.

68.9 – When one member of 'MSN' was absent, Barcelona's possession stood at 68.9 per cent, higher than the 66.6 per cent when they all played.

3 – Without at least one 'MSN' member, Barcelona averaged three goals a game, compared to a slightly lower 2.8 goals per game with Messi, Neymar and Suarez all playing.

Luis Suarez to complete move to Atletico Madrid

  Luis Suarez to complete move to Atletico Madrid Barca announced that they had agreed a deal which would see the Catalan club receive six million euros (£5.5m). Suarez joined Barca in 2014 and helped the club win four LaLiga titles.Barca announced that they had agreed a deal which would see the Catalan club receive six million euros (£5.5m).

Barcelona transfer news has been defined by their interest in Inter striker Lautaro Martinez, who has been touted to be the long-term replacement for the Uruguayan at the Camp Nou, but that does not look likely to materialise this summer, although the exit of Suarez could help finance his replacement.

Bartomeu backs down: Suarez is free to join Atletico Madrid. Barcelona have sought to push Suarez out of the club, but former Real Madrid midfielder Garcia thinks that wouldn't have happened "It' s a tough situation, but I personally never looked at how much I was earning versus my teammates."


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