Attacking Triangles: Which Team Has the Best Attack in the World?
Will Real Madrid keep its reputation as having the strongest attack in the word? Will Luis Suarez improve Barcelona and can Juventus join the list of clubs with the world’s strongest attacking trio? After an eventful summer of transfers it is time to have a look at the best quality attacking triangles in the world.
Barcelona – The Experimental Triangle
Over the years there have been a number of star studded attacking triangles at Barcelona which have enjoyed varying levels of success. Now there is another one: Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. On paper this looks trio looks unstoppable, but it is essential to remember the trio of Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovi? and Pedro Rodriguez which fell apart due to the ego battles between Messi and Zlatan. Both Messi and Zlatan wanted to be the main star which caused Pedro to virtually disappear. If the current trio manages to avoid such conflicts then it could go far, but that is assuming that Suarez doesn’t try to prove himself too much when he returns from suspension.
Bayern Munich – The Quality Triangle
The last few years have seen Bayern Munich’s attack based upon two fast wingers, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, and they have helped the team triumph through excellent team work. However, this year Robert Lewandowski has joined the party. The Pole is the perfect partner for Robben and Ribery and as long as he can avoid disrupting their already impressive cooperation then other teams should start to be extremely worried. Furthermore, Bayern Munich has Thomas Muller on side who showed at this summer’s World Cup just how deadly he can be.
Juventus – The Surprising Triangle
Without a doubt the presence of Juventus on this list is somewhat of a surprise. While the team doesn’t have any major stars in its attack, its two main strikers, Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez, have had an excellent start to the season and with the help of Alvaro Morata Juventus could turn out to be one of the deadliest attacks in Europe.
Manchester United – The Star Studded Triangle
If you thought that Manchester United’s attacking capabilities were impressive last season with Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie on side, then they should be even more so this year thanks to the addition of Radamel Falcao. However, they could have a problem. All three players naturally play in the same position and one of them will have to be moved slightly further back. If Louis van Gaal can find a way to position them in such a way so as not to affect their goal scoring rates then Manchester United will have taken a strong step towards recreating their past success. This is especially true considering that the team also has Angel Di Maria and Juan Mata just waiting for an opportunity to join in.
Real Madrid – The Winning Triangle
Even though Real Madrid may have had the strongest attack in Europe last season thanks to Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, it was unlikely that things would have stayed this way. Therefore the team brought in James Rodriguez. Rodriguez came to the fore in Brazil and he will be keen to maintain this form and adopt a central role in the team. Furthermore, Real Madrid has another advantage in that it has many other players outside the triangle that are also lethal attackers.