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. League Club Games Goals Goals per game
1 FRA Paris Saint-Germain 17 50  2.94
2 ESP Barcelona 17 48  2.82
3 ENG Manchester City 20 54  2.70
4 GER Dortmund 17 44  2.59
5 ENG Liverpool 20 28  2.40
6 UKR Shakhtar Donetsk 18 43  2.39
7 BEL Club Brugge 20 47  2.35
8 BEL Genk 20 46  2.30
9 POR Benfica 14 31  2.21
10 TUR Kasımpaşa 17 37  2.18

Best defences in Europe's top ten leagues

Pos. League Club Games Goals Goals per game
 1  ENG Liverpool  20  8  0.40
 2=  TUR Başakşehir  17  8  0.47
 2=  RUS CSKA Moskva  17  8  0.47
 4=  UKR Dynamo Kyiv  18  9  0.50
 4=  UKR Shakhtar Donetsk  18  9  0.50
 6  ITA Juventus  19  11  0.58
 7  FRA Paris Saint-Germain  17  10  0.59
 8  POR Porto  14  9  0.64
 9  RUS Rostov  17  11  0.65
 10  ESP Atlético Madrid  17  12  0.71

Best goal differences in Europe's top ten leagues

Pos. League Club Games Goal diff. Ave. per game
 1 FRA Paris Saint-Germain 17 +40 +2.35
 2 ENG Liverpool 20 +40 +2.00
 3 ENG Manchester City 20 +38 +1.90
 4 UKR Shakhtar Donetsk 18 +34 +1.89
 5 ESP Barcelona 17 +29 +1.71
 6 GER Dortmund 17 +26 +1.53
 7 POR Porto 14 +21 +1.50
 8 BEL Genk 21 +30 +1.43
 9 ITA Juventus 19 +27 +1.42
 10 POR Benfica 14 +18 +1.29

Highest points per game in Europe's top ten leagues

Pos. League Club Games Points Points per game
1 ITA Juventus 19 53 2.79
2 FRA Paris Saint-Germain 17 47 2.76
3 ENG Liverpool 20 54 2.70
4 POR Porto 14 36 2.57
5 UKR Shakhtar Donetsk 18 45 2.50
6 GER Dortmund 17 42 2.47
7 ENG Manchester City 20 47 2.35
8 ITA Napoli 19 44 2.32
9= POR Benfica 14 32 2.29
9= BEL Genk 21 48 2.29

League leaders at end of 2018

League Club Lead
ESP Barcelona 3
ENG Liverpool 7
ITA Juventus 9
GER Dortmund 6
FRA Paris Saint-Germain 13
RUS Zenit 1
POR Porto 4
BEL Genk 10
UKR Shakhtar Donetsk 7
TUR Başakşehir 6

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