Messi and Neymar, FC Barcelona's lethal one-two punch
It's almost impossible to beat Barça when both the Argentinian and the Brazilian score in the same game
With a goal each against Atlético Madrid, Lionel Messi and Neymar scored for the in the same game for the first time this season. Nevertheless, seeing the two Barça stars find the net in the same encounter is nothing new. In fact, the pair have scored in the same game 24 times, of which 22 ended in victories for Barça.
64 goals in 24 matches
Messi and Neymar have scored a total of 64 goals in the 24 games the two have joined forces. Of those 54, Messi has 35, including two hat tricks, while the Brazil national team captain has scored 29. If you do the match, that adds up to an average of 2.6 goals per game. Of the 24 matches, 18 have been in the La Liga, four in the UEFA Champions League and two in the Copa del Rey.
Synonymous with victory
Since the arrival of Neymar to Barça in 2013, the Club has been defeated twice when the Messi–Neymar duo strikes gold. The first time was in last season's 3–2 home win over Paris Saint-Germain in the group stage of the Champions League and the second came in a 2–2 draw with Sevilla at the Sanchez-Pizjuan in the second half of the league season.