Along with Mario Mandzukic, Franck Ribery (l.) and Arjen Robben provided the firepower that took FC Bayern to an historic treble in 2012/13.
Along with Mario Mandzukic, Franck Ribery (l.) and Arjen Robben provided the firepower that took FC Bayern to an historic treble in 2012/13.
Bundesliga

Magic triangles: the Bundesliga's legendary trios

VfL Wolfsburg’s high-functioning triumvirate of Julian Draxler, Max Kruse and Andre Schürrle combined to fire the Wolves into the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, making them the latest magisches Dreieck or 'magic triangle' to write themselves into German football legend.

Mention 'magisches Dreieck' to VfB Stuttgart fans, and their faces will light up at the thought of the original trio to earn themselves that moniker – Giovane Elber, Fredi Bobic and Krassimir Balakov – back in the mid-1990s.

2001/02 Bayer 04 Leverkusen – Ballack, Berbatov & Schneider

There have been others since…bundesliga.com looks back with great fondness at some of the most striking trios of the 21st century.