Top five best attacks in Europe's top ten leagues

Barcelona and Real Madrid are up there, but there is one team averaging three goals per game this season – though they are not even top of their domestic league.

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Who are the most prolific teams in Europe this season? We take a look at the best five attacks in the top ten leagues according to the UEFA rankings.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are up there, as you might expect, with Liverpool, Shakhtar and Anderlecht also reaching the 40 mark. Yet there is one side blowing them all out of the water, a team who brought up their half century over a week ago. Any ideas?

Under Leonardo Jardim, Monaco have been unstoppable in front of goal. Eighteen Ligue 1 games have brought 54 goals – exactly three goals per game. Their only other domestic match this season, in the French League Cup, ended in a 7-0 win.

Yet remarkably, it's only good enough for second spot in Ligue 1 behind Nice. That's a bit of a trend, in fact: of the top ten leagues, the top scorers are top in only four of them. Liverpool, Napoli and Anderlecht's hauls are only good enough for third.

The top five attacks in Europe's top ten leagues:

Spain

Pos Club Games Goals Points
2 FC Barcelona 16 41 34
1 Real Madrid CF 15 40 37
3 Sevilla FC 16 32 33
6 Club Atlético de Madrid 16 29 28
5 Real Sociedad de Fútbol 16 28 29

Germany

Pos Club Games Goals Points
1 FC Bayern München 15 35 36
5 Borussia Dortmund 15 34 26
2 RB Leipzig 15 31 36
3 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 15 27 27
8 1. FSV Mainz 05 15 26 20

England

Pos Club Games Goals Points
3 Liverpool FC 16 41 34
4 Arsenal FC 17 38 34
2 Manchester City FC 17 36 36
1 Chelsea FC 17 35 43
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 17 29 33

Italy

Pos Club Games Goals Points
3 SSC Napoli 17 37 34
1 Juventus 17 36 42
2 AS Roma 17 36 35
9 Torino FC 17 35 25
4 SS Lazio 17 32 34

France

Pos Club Games Goals Points
2 AS Monaco FC 18 54 39
1 OGC Nice 18 34 43
3 Paris Saint-Germain 18 33 36
4 Olympique Lyonnais 17 32 31
11 Montpellier Hérault SC 18 28 22

Russia

Pos Club Games Goals Points
2 FC Zenit 17 33 35
1 FC Spartak Moskva 17 26 40
5 FC Krasnodar 17 24 28
3 PFC CSKA Moskva 17 21 32
4 FC Terek Grozny 17 21 28

Portugal

Pos Club Games Goals Points
1 SL Benfica 14 30 35
2 FC Porto 14 26 31
5 Vitória SC 14 26 27
3 SC Braga 14 25 29
4 Sporting Clube de Portugal 14 24 27

Ukraine

Pos Club Games Goals Points
1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 18 41 50
2 FC Dynamo Kyiv 18 38 37
4 PFC Olexandriya 18 30 29
3 FC Zorya Luhansk 18 29 34
5 FC Olimpik Donetsk 17 24 28

Belgium

Pos Club Games Goals Points
3 RSC Anderlecht 19 40 35
5 KV Oostende 19 36 33
1 Club Brugge KV 19 34 37
8 R. Standard de Liège 18 33 29
2 SV Zulte Waregem 19 31 36

Turkey

Pos Club Games Goals Points
1 İstanbul Başakşehir 15 30 35
4 Fenerbahçe SK 14 28 25
2 Beşiktaş JK 15 27 32
3 Galatasaray AŞ 15 25 30
5 Alanyaspor 15 21 18

Mertens has scored seven goals in his last two outings
Mertens has scored seven goals in his last two outings©Getty Images
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