The MVP attacking trio of Messi, Villa and Pedro scored 62% of the team’s goals this season. Together they have scored 98 goals in 62 official matches, making an average of 1.58 goals a game.
The trident in detail
Messi, Villa and Pedro have been the incarnation of goals this season. Even since the departure of
such legendary strikers as Ibrahimovic, Eto’o and Henry, thanks to these players Barcelona
have been as effective in front of goal as they ever were.
Messi, Villa and Pedro have managed to do better than the strikers managed last
term. David Villa came in as the replacement for Ibrahimovic and this has led to improvements in
all departments. Last season, the three first choice strikers scored 93 goals, five less than this
year. They did play three fewer games the season before, but the average was also lower: 1.57 goals
Two from the 100 goals of 2008/09
This season’s trident came two shy of the hundred that Eto’o, Messi and
Henry did manage in Guardiola’s first year in charge of the first team. That season, the
three strikers scored 100 goals, an average of 1.61 goals a game.