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The BBC: only the 19th most potent trident in Europe this season

Real Madrid's attacking trio of Bale, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored fewer goals than 18 other tridents in Europe's top leagues so far this season, behind the likes of Nice and Torino.

The BBC: only the 19th most potent trident in Europe this season

When it comes to goals, the BBC (Bale, Benzema and Cristiano) are not exactly going through their best moment right now.

Attacking tridents' goal comparison 

While that is not exactly big news in its own right, when you compare the trio’s goal tally to the top three scorers from each team in Europe’s top leagues so far this season, it gives you much more of a startling perspective.

BBC 19th on the list 

In such a comparative list compiled by Transermarkt, the Real Madrid strike force are only the 19th most potent attacking trident on the continent, behind the likes of scorers from Torino, Nice, Lazio, and Montpellier – not to mention of course Spanish rivals Barcelona (2nd) and Atletico (7th).

Goal rankings of Europe's top tridents

Rank Team Goalscorers Total
1 Roma Dzeko (10), Salah (8), Perotti (3). 21
2 Barcelona Messi (8), Luis Suárez (8), Rafinha (5). 21
3 PSG Cavani (11), Lucas (5), Verratti (2). 18
4 Chelsea Costa (9), Hazard (7), Willian (2). 18
5 Torino Belotti (8), Ljajic (5), Falqué (5). 18
6 Nice Pléa (7), Balotelli (6), Cyprien (4). 17
7 Atlético Madrid Griezmann (6), Carrasco (5), Gameiro (5). 16
8 Liverpool Mané (6), Coutinho (5), Firmino (5). 16
9 Olympique de Lyon Lacazette (10), Tolisso (3), Fekir (2). 15
10 Lazio Immobile (9), Keita Baldé (4), Lulic (2). 15
11 Manchester City Agüero (8), Sterling (4), Gündogan (3). 15
12 Borussia Dortmund Aubameyang (11), Guerreiro (2), Dembélé (2). 15
13 Inter Milán Icardi (10), Perisic (3), Joao Mario (1). 14
14 Cologne Modeste (11), Osako (2), Bittencourt (1). 14
15 Montpellier Boudebouz (6), Ninga (5), Sanson (3). 14
16 Nápoli Callejón (7), Milik (4), Hamsik (3). 14
17 Arsenal Alexis (6), Walcott (5), Özil (3). 14
18 Bayern Munich Lewandowski (7), Kimmich (4), Robben (3). 14
19 Real Madrid Cristiano (5), Bale (5), Benzema (4). 14
20 Juventus Higuaín (7), Dybala (3), Pjanic (3). 13