Neymar is only player in Europe with more goal contributions than Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland might have made a thunderous start to the season but he's being statistically outshone by PSG superstar Neymar, according to stats provided by Opta.

Despite the Manchester City striker's frankly ridiculous start to the new campaign, it's Neymar who has more goal contributions than anyone else across Europe's major leagues.

After teeing up team-mate Lionel Messi for PSG's winner over Lyon on Sunday, the Brazilian took his contribution tally to 15 for the season, having scored eight and assisted seven. Haaland meanwhile has just 12 contributions after netting 11 goals and providing one assist.

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Next on the list is the aforementioned Messi, who scored his fourth goal of the season last night, adding to the seven assists he's provided to bring his total contribution tally to 11.

Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski is next with 10 contributions so far this season having made a flying start to his La Liga career by scoring eight and assisting two.

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Lorient forward Dango Ouattara follows with eight total contributions while Premier League quartet Harry Kane, Ivan Toney, Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne each have seven.

Neymar's future with PSG was up in the air over the summer amid rumours of a behind-the-scenes rift with team-mate Kylian Mbappe (who has seven goal contributions as it happens), though it appears the forwards have put their differences aside for the time being, with both making impressive starts to the campaign.

The French champions have won seven of their first eight league matches and with Neymar, Messi and Mbappe firing on all cylinders, there's genuine belief the club can finally land the one glaring omission from their bulging trophy cabinet – the Champions League.


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