REAL MADRID

Real Madrid nowhere near major leagues' goalscoring top 10

Real Madrid nowhere near major leagues' goalscoring top 10

JUAN MEDINA

REUTERS

Madrid's LaLiga haul this season is well short of the 79 so far managed by the highest-scoring side in Europe's top five leagues.

It is no secret that Real Madrid are having major issues in front of goal. Having spent the whole season struggling to find the net, the LaLiga giants' goal-shyness was confirmed once and for all in their two defeats to arch rivals Barcelona this week.

Real Madrid 18th in list of Europe's top league scorers

Such is the scale of the problem that Madrid are nowhere near the top 10 in a list of this term's highest-scoring clubs in Europe's five major leagues (LaLiga, Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1). Indeed, you have to look as low as 18th position to find Santiago Solari's misfiring side.

Madrid's 2018/19 LaLiga tally of 43 goals in 26 games is well short of the 65 they had managed at the same stage last season, and considerably further adrift of the 79 scored so far this year by the most prolific club in the continent's top leagues: Paris Saint-Germain. Manchester City and Barcelona, who have netted 76 and 66 times, respectively, complete the podium.

Madrid outstripped by Atalanta, Hoffenheim...

The Premier League clubs in this ranking have the advantage of being three matchdays further into the season than, for example, LaLiga. Ahead of Madrid are big-name sides such as Liverpool, Juventus and Bayern Munich, but also less prestigious outfits such as Atalanta, Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen.