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Top 5 goal scoring teams in Europe this season

If it's not Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich, then who? Let's see which teams are prolific in Europe this season.

Top 5 / Top 10 25 Nov 2017, 12:15 IST

Lazio fans during the Rome derby
Lazio fans during the Rome derby

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)

SS Lazio v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A
SS Lazio v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A

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.

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