Top 5 goal scoring teams in Europe this season
We are done and dusted with one-third of the 2017/18 season and teams are gearing up for the busy Christmas period. European giants like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Bayern Munich have been easily outscored this season by a lot of clubs, showing the increase in competition across Europe's top 5 leagues.
There is a clear change in trend over the last few years where managers try to win games by scoring a lot of goals rather than trying to sit back and restrict opponents. Teams from Italy and France are scoring a lot of goals this season while Spain has no representative on this list.
Criteria for selection: Goals from domestic league + UEFA Champions League (or) Europa League across Europe's top 5 leagues.
Let's see who are the top goal-scoring teams in Europe this season.
#5 Lazio (42 Goals)
The Rome based club is having a having a great 2017/18 season. They are 5th in the Serie A standings, only 7 points behind table-toppers Napoli and 3 behind defending champions Juventus, having played a game less.
Lazio have scored 32 times in the league this season, at the rate of 2.67 goals per game, which is better than all the Serie A teams except Juventus. Lazio is also sitting on top of Group K in the UEFA Europa League with 10 goals from 5 games.
The Italy international Ciro Immobile has been the success story of Lazio this season. He has been directly involved in 21 of Lazio goals (15 goals and 6 assists), the most by a player in Europe's top 5 leagues. He along with Luis Alberto, Marco Parolo, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has given Lazio a great depth in the attack, enabling them to score a lot of goals.