Messi, Neymar and who?

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Thauvin has found himself in esteemed company. AFP

Messi, Neymar and who?

Tom Devlin by Tom Devlin @rfutbol - 0 9,239

Florian Thauvin is quickly becoming one of the most talked about players of the season in Europe. A key component of Marseille, who are second in Ligue 1 or top of the 'League of Mortals', with PSG in a different world.

In 34 games, Thauvin has scored 14 goals and provided 15 assists this seson. Few players ever record numbers like this and it's not surprise that Rudi Garcia's team are one of the most discussed in football right now.

In addition, in Europe's top five leagues, it's only Neymar and Lionel Messi who have been able to equal Thauvin in reaching double figures for both assists and goals. He has put himself at the top of the two most important statistics in football, and the big clubs are beginning to take note. 

For now, the French winger is keeping his feet on the ground. Thauvin, with a niggling injury, could miss the match at home this weekend against Saint Etienne. He and Valere Germain are the two biggest doubts for Marseille. 

With a win Marseille could hit 54 points and begin to put some daylight between themselves and their rivals for Champions League places. With PSG long gone, the objective is to now solidify their position in second for the remainder of the season.

 

 

 

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