Barça top the scoring in Europe
Barça is the highest scoring team in any of the main European soccer leagues. Guardiola’s side has scored 67 goals in the domestic championship, more than other league leaders like Manchester United, Milan, Lille and PSV.
With most leagues now well past the halfway stage, it is FC Barcelona that is setting the continent
alight with its goalscoring might. No side can boast anything to compare with FCB’s stunning
67 goals in 21 games, an extraordinary average of 3.19 goals a game.
Manchester United drifting away
The Premier League leaders are one of the highest-scoring teams around but
Manchester United are 13 goals short of Barça’s tally, and that is despite playing three more
games. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side has ‘only’ managed an average of 2.25 goals a
game, and the highest scoring Red Devil is Berbatov, with 19 goals, which is two shy of the 21 that
have been scored by Leo Messi.
Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Lille far behind
The other European league leaders don’t come anywhere close to what Barça are
achieving. Serie A leaders Milan also lead the scoring in Italy, but with just 39 goals in 23, an
average of 1.56 goals a game.
But Borussia Dortmund have been posting comparable performances to the Liga leaders. The
Bundesliga leader has banged away 46 goals in 20 outings, averaging 2.3 goals a game. Over in
France, meanwhile, Lille are dominating the championship in every respect, and have scored 39 goals
in the same number of games, 21, played by Barcelona. That’s a massive 28 fewer goals scored
by the French outfit.
PSV doing well
The Eredivisie probably can’t claim to be as strong a league as
the Spanish one, but it has always produced some amazing attacking flair. That is reflected by the
way the Dutch leaders, PSV, have scored 58 goals this season, a total that is only nine fewer than
that of the Catalan giants, and in the same number of games.