Suárez, Neymar and Messi celebrating the third goal against Atlético / CORDON PRESS

[[DES_1]]It was the 86th minute of the league game against Atlético Madrid on 11 January when Messi picked the ball up inside the area, controlling the ball as he lifted himself off the ground and then he fired home with his left foot to make it 3-1. The goal celebration produced a picture for the history books: Luis Suárez, Neymar and Messi, the three stars up front and the three goalscorers in that particular game, running arm in arm towards the main stand at Camp Nou in celebration of the goal that sealed victory.

Global impact

From the minute it came out, the photograph went around the world. Three of the best strikers in the world sharing a defining moment in the game: a goal. The figures on Barça’s social networks show the impact of this particular celebration. The photograph on the Club’s official Instagram site received 342,000 likes; on Facebook more than 1.2 million, and on Twitter it received more then 3,600 from the Club’s global account.

In addition, the image of the three strikers made the front age of several leading international newspapers such as France’s ‘L’Équipe’ and ‘Gazzeta dello Sport’ in Italy. It also appeared in various digital editions of publications around the world from the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom, ‘Sportal’ in Bulgaria, ‘Record’ in Portugal, ‘Al Jazeera’ (Arab countries) and ‘Milenio’ in Mexico amongst many others.

A forward line with impressive numbers

Between the three strikers, 55 goals have been shared out in all competitions this season. Messi has 31, Neymar 19 and Suárez, who also has 6 assists, has scored 5 times.