Best attacks, defences in Europe's top leagues

Which teams have the best attacks and defences in the continent's top ten domestic leagues?

Paris scored 50 goals in Ligue 1 in the first 17 games of the season
Paris scored 50 goals in Ligue 1 in the first 17 games of the season ©Getty Images

For the second season running, Paris Saint-Germain finished as top scorers in the UEFA Champions League group stage, while Sevilla have managed three per game so far in the UEFA Europa League.

But who are the most dangerous sides in the continent's strongest domestic leagues? And which teams have the most miserly defences? We take an in-depth look at Europe's top ten leagues and find out.

Notes: Top ten leagues as per the current UEFA association club coefficients.

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Best attacks in Europe's top ten leagues

Pos.LeagueClubGamesGoalsGoals per game
1FRAParis Saint-Germain1750 2.94
2ESPBarcelona1748 2.82
3ENGManchester City2054 2.70
4GERDortmund1744 2.59
5ENGLiverpool2028 2.40
6UKRShakhtar Donetsk1843 2.39
7BELClub Brugge2047 2.35
8BELGenk2046 2.30
9PORBenfica1431 2.21
10TURKasımpaşa1737 2.18

Best defences in Europe's top ten leagues

Pos.LeagueClubGamesGoalsGoals per game
 1 ENGLiverpool 20 8 0.40
 2= TURBaşakşehir 17 8 0.47
 2= RUSCSKA Moskva 17 8 0.47
 4= UKRDynamo Kyiv 18 9 0.50
 4= UKRShakhtar Donetsk 18 9 0.50
 6 ITAJuventus 19 11 0.58
 7 FRAParis Saint-Germain 17 10 0.59
 8 PORPorto 14 9 0.64
 9 RUSRostov 17 11 0.65
 10 ESPAtlético Madrid 17 12 0.71

Best goal differences in Europe's top ten leagues

Pos.LeagueClubGamesGoal diff.Ave. per game
 1FRAParis Saint-Germain17+40+2.35
 2ENGLiverpool20+40+2.00
 3ENGManchester City20+38+1.90
 4UKRShakhtar Donetsk18+34+1.89
 5ESPBarcelona17+29+1.71
 6GERDortmund17+26+1.53
 7PORPorto14+21+1.50
 8BELGenk21+30+1.43
 9ITAJuventus19+27+1.42
 10PORBenfica14+18+1.29

Highest points per game in Europe's top ten leagues

Pos.LeagueClubGamesPointsPoints per game
1ITAJuventus19532.79
2FRAParis Saint-Germain17472.76
3ENGLiverpool20542.70
4PORPorto14362.57
5UKRShakhtar Donetsk18452.50
6GERDortmund17422.47
7ENGManchester City20472.35
8ITANapoli19442.32
9=PORBenfica14322.29
9=BELGenk21482.29

League leaders at end of 2018

LeagueClubLead
ESPBarcelona3
ENGLiverpool7
ITAJuventus9
GERDortmund6
FRAParis Saint-Germain13
RUSZenit1
PORPorto4
BELGenk10
UKRShakhtar Donetsk7
TURBaşakşehir6