Europe’s top attacking duos, 2018-19: Mbappé & Neymar, Aguero & Sterling

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Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling have formed a great partnership at Manchester City – but there are four more prolific pairings in Europe’s five major leagues.

We’ve taken a look at the players who have worked best together in terms of one assisting the other.

The list unsurprisingly contains some well-known names, but great partnerships aren’t just the preserve of the big clubs…

6 – Kylian Mbappé (provider) & Neymar (scorer)

No real surprise that these two are at the top of the list. They’ve ripped Ligue 1 apart so far this season, with the help of Edinson Cavani as well, of course.

Mbappé has really kicked on since having an outstanding World Cup – and Neymar has certainly benefitted from it.

The former Barcelona man has been assisted by Mbappé six times already this season, and you should expect that tally to keep on growing once he’s back to fitness.

They make it look so easy.


6 – Nicolas Pepe (provider) and Jonathon Bamba (scorer)

It’s no surprise that Lille have fared so well this season with these two in the side.

Pépé’s 13 goals last term helped Lille to just about stay up in Ligue 1, a complete contrast to now as they sit second behind PSG.

Pépé has carried his form over to this campaign and created a strong partnership with opposite winger Jonathan Bamba, who owes six of his goals to the Ivorian.

5 – Luka Jovic (scorer) and Filip Kostic (provider)

These two are perhaps less well-known on the world stage but have been just as effective in front of goal.

The Serbian duo have formed quite a formidable pair up top for Eintracht Frankfurt so far this season, helping them to sit in the top seven of Bundesliga.

Kostić and Jović are on loan from Hamburg and Benfica respectively, but the German side have an option to purchase both at the end of their deals.

5 – Wissam Ben Yedder (provider) & Pablo Sarabia (scorer)

Arguably, these two should be top of the list – not only has Ben Yedder assisted Sarabia five times, but Sarabia has done almost the same for Ben Yedder.

The pair have been lethal in La Liga this season for Sevilla, and with André Silva alongside them, you can expect them to be breathing down Barcelona’s neck right until the final day.

4 – Jadon Sancho (provider) & Marco Reus (scorer)

Borussia Dortmund have stormed the Bundesliga so far this season – and Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus have played a big part in that.

Sancho, 18, has been a revelation for the Black and Yellow, scoring seven and assisting nine, with four of those assists being finished off by Reus.

The pair, alongside Paco Alcácer, will be hoping to take their form into the end of the season to ensure they take top spot ahead of rivals Bayern Munich.

READ: If Jadon Sancho can do this at 18, imagine how good he’s going to be

4 – Sergio Aguero (scorer) and Raheem Sterling (provider)

Two new Premier League entrants replace last month’s duo Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser.

Aguero has hit a sensational run of form lately, scoring two hat-tricks in his last two home games, with Sterling helping to provide the service.

Here’s a little taste of what he can do when called upon…

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