With a few more games to the end of the current season, newly promoted Turkish topflight side Hatayspor have the fourth best attack in the Superlig. This efficiency is crystalized by a duo of Africans: Mame Biram Diouf and Aaron Boupendza.
Hatayspor are going through a period of decline at the moment. The promoted side have lost four of their last five games. Despite this bad run, Hatayspor is still 7th in the Super Lig. The club's objective is no longer to stay in the top flight, as they have already achieved what they set out to do.
Hataysport fourth-best attack in Superlig
The promotion push has been made possible by a pair of African strikers. Yet both are having their first experience in Turkey. They are Aaron Boupendza from Gabon and Mame Biram Diouf from Senegal. The Panther has scored 18 goals, including a memorable quadruple and four doubles. He is currently the top scorer in the league. While Boupendza is going through a short period without scoring in 5 games, the Lion has taken over perfectly. He has scored 8 goals in the last 8 games and has 15 goals and 5 assists. The Diouf-Boupendza duo has thus scored 33 of the 53 goals of Hatayspor, which is the 4th best attack in the championship.
Diouf-Bou more effective than Real and Barça's duos
In Turkey, they are undeniably the best duo. In Europe, they rank 7th. Diouf-Boupendza is even ahead of Real Madrid's Karim Benzema (19 goals) and Vinicius Jr (3 goals) and Barça's Messi (23 goals) and Griezmann (8 goals). Bayern Munich's Lewandowski (35 goals) and Thomas Muller (10 goals) head the list of the best striker duos.
Europe's top ten scoring duos
Bayern Munich: Lewandowski (35 goals) - Muller (10 goals)
Genk: Paul Onuachu (27 goals) - Theo Bongonda (14 goals)
Inter Milan: Lukaku (21 goals) - Martinez (15 goals)
Tottenham: Harry Kane (19 goals) - Son (14 goals)
Juventus: Ronaldo (25 goals) - Morata (8 goals)
PSG: Mbappé (21 goals) - Moise Kean (12 goals)
Hataysport : Boupendza (18 goals) - Diouf (15 goals)
OH Leuven : Thomas Henry (21 goals) - Xavier Mercy (10 goals)
Barcelona: Messi (23 goals) - Griezmann (8 goals)
Besiktats : Aboubakar (15 goals) - Cyle Larin (15 goals)