Euro 2020 Qualifiers: A look at the top 5 goalscorers
The initial qualifying period for UEFA Euro 2020 is now over, and some outsider bets like Turkey, Finland and Austria have qualified alongside the usual suspects like Germany, France, England and Spain.
We’ve seen some fantastic action in these qualifiers – which began earlier this year in March – and there have been a massive 801 goals scored across the 250 matches. Belgium were Europe’s top goalscorers, hitting 40 in their 10 games, while no side conceded more goals than San Marino, who leaked a total of 51.
So who were Europe’s top marksmen? 16 players scored more than 5 goals, but the following 5 men were able to find the net more than anyone else. Here’s a look at the Euro 2020 qualifiers’ top goalscorers.
#4= Aleksandar Mitrovic, Serbia: 10 goals
In joint fourth place with 10 goals stands Serbia’s target-man Aleksandar Mitrovic. The Fulham striker has been on good form this season at club level, contributing an impressive 12 goals in 16 league matches thus far, and so it hardly comes as a surprise that of his 10 goals for Serbia, 7 of them have come in the matches that took place following the beginning of 2019/20.
Could Mitrovic be accused of being somewhat of a flat-track bully in these qualifiers? Potentially; 4 of his goals came against bottom-of-the-group Lithuania, who shipped a total of 25 goals in their 8 games. Regardless though, he’s clearly a dangerous man to spearhead Serbia’s attack – without him they’d only have scored a total of 7 goals.
Serbia are next due to play Norway in the semi-finals of their Euro 2020 Playoff bracket, and if Mitrovic can keep firing, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t qualify for the tournament next summer.