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The 10 most prolific attacking trios in Europe in 2020-21: BVB, Spurs, Bayern

While some people argue that defence wins you titles, every team needs world-class attacking players to win major trophies. 

Reigning European champions Bayern Munich are blessed with some excellent forwards and they have one of the best attacking tridents in Europe.

We’ve looked at which attacking trios from Europe’s top five leagues have scored the most goals in all competitions so far this season. 

10. Atalanta – 41

One of the most entertaining teams in Europe, Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta have scored 79 goals in 36 games in all competitions this season.

Arguably the best super-sub around, Colombian forward Luis Muriel is their top goalscorer with 18 goals and compatriot Duvan Zapata isn’t far behind with 13.

Robin Gosens became the third player to reach double figures for the Serie A side this season, scoring 10 goals in 31 appearances.

9. Borussia Dortmund – 43

Dortmund may be enduring a difficult season, but they do still have two of European football’s most sought-after young talents in their squad.

Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho continue to enhance their burgeoning reputations, registering 27 and 12 goals respectively.

Eighteen-year-old Giovanni Reyna is another talented prospect and has scored four times in 32 outings for the German side this term.

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8= Barcelona – 44

Lionel Messi has shown no signs of slowing down this season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions for Ronald Koeman’s side.

After enduring a difficult debut campaign at the Camp Nou, Antoine Griezmann seems to have rediscovered his form and has 12 goals in 2020-21.

Ousmane Dembele has also chipped in with eight goals, including a stunning strike against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey semi-final. 

8= Liverpool – 44

Despite Liverpool’s struggles this season, Mohamed Salah has been prolific as ever with 24 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions. 

Sadio Mane hasn’t exactly been firing on all cylinders in 2020-21, but the forward has still registered 11 goals for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Despite spending three months on the sidelines due to injury, Diogo Jota has overtaken Roberto Firmino on this list with nine goals in 18 appearances.

6. Inter Milan – 45

Romelu Lukaku continues to prove his social media critics wrong in Italy, scoring 24 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions in 2020-21.

The Belgium international has also formed a brilliant strike partnership with Lauatro Martinez, who has contributed 15 goals of his own this season.

Wing-back Achraf Hakimi joined Inter from Real Madrid in 2020 and has scored six goals for the Serie A side. 

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5. Manchester United – 47

Bruno Fernandes hit the ground running after joining United in January 2020 and has carried that form into this season, scoring 22 goals in 40 appearances.

Marcus Rashford is having the best season of his career to date and the winger has scored 18 goals in all competitions at the time of writing.

Since joining United on a free transfer on deadline day, Edinson Cavani has found the back of the net seven times. 

4. Tottenham – 49

As well as registering 14 assists to his team-mates, Tottenham’s Harry Kane has also scored 22 goals in 35 appearances in 2020-21. 

Son Heung-min has been providing ample support to Kane in attack, while also contributing 18 goals of his own this season.

While Lucas Moura can really divide opinion among the Spurs faithful, he is their third top scorer this season with nine goals.

3. Juventus – 50

Cristiano Ronaldo has 665 goals in his incredible career and 27 of those strikes have come in the 2020-21 season.

As well as having three goals against Barcelona ruled out by VAR, Alvaro Morata has contributed 14 legitimate goals during his second spell at Juventus. 

After impressing for Fiorentina, Federico Chiesa joined the Bianconeri on a two-year loan deal and has scored nine goals in 2020-21.

2. PSG – 51

Lined up to be the world’s best footballer once Lionel Messi retires, Kylian Mbappe has 23 goals in 2020-21, including a brilliant hat-trick against Barcelona. 

Moise Kean is showing Everton what they are missing during his loan spell at PSG, scoring 15 goals in 27 appearances in all competitions.

As well as being football’s most fun joker, Neymar has also scored 13 goals for the Ligue 1 side despite struggling with injury problems.

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1. Bayern Munich – 55

Despite scoring 55 goals to fire Bayern Munich to the treble last season, Robert Lewandowski has refused to rest on his laurels this season.

The Poland international has netted 34 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions, averaging a goal every 79.6 minutes.

Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry have also played their part in making Bayern’s attacking line one of the best in Europe, scoring 13 and eight goals respectively. 


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