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The last month of the year started and it’s time to make some statistics. Most of the championships are almost in their half stage, but others like Spanish Primera and English Premiership are in their beginning. decided to make a list of the Top 20 most scoring teams in Europe (only the league goals in the thirty best championships are included).

20. Ajax Amsterdam – 2.19 goals per game (from 16 matches)

The Amsterdam giants finished second in Eredivisie last year, with 106 scored goals. At the moment, Ajax are 3rd, three points behind PSV and Twente. The team has conceded 4 draws and 3 losses, which equals all the slips from the previous season (Ajax finished with 27-4-3 record). That shows a raise in the competitiveness in Eredivisie, that could only bring benefits to all the teams. Ajax have scored 16 goals at home and 19 away, but this good scoring form could be harmed if Suarez leave the club in the winter.

Leading goalscorer – Mounir El Hamdaoui: The Moroccan arrived this summer from AZ, where he scored 20 goals last season. So far, El Hamdaoui has netted 11 goals in 16 matches and is looking to add more to his tally. Mounir has very good flair and off the ball skill, that helps him to be at the right place on the right time.

19. Dinamo Bucurest – 2.24 goals per game (from 17 matches)

Dinamo are by far the most scoring team in Romania, but that’s not enough for a top5 position. Still, their attacking power should be noticed and it’s pleasure for the fans that every player is able to score. If the defensive line is to be tightened in the winter, then it would be possible for Dinamo to climb up the table. In terms of defense the rise is obvious – in the previous season Dinamo scored 48 goals in 34 games, while at the current they have netted 38 goals in 17 games.

Leading goalscorer – Adrian Cristea: Adrian Cristea is a loyal servant to Dinamo’s cause – he joined the team in 2004 and impressed since then, making some appearances for the Romanian national team, as well. Adrian has scored 6 goals this season and this is an impressive achievement, given the fact that he is predominantly a midfielder.

18. APOEL Nicosia – 2.25 goals per game (from 12 matches)

APOEL lost in the title race last year and Omonia won the championship. Now the Nicosia side is determined to win back the trophy and the start is promising – 10-1-1 and 27:5 goal difference. 10 matches unbeaten run for Ivan Jovanovic’ side and it could be extended, because there are 3 winnable matches left until the end of the year.

Leading goalscorers – Ivan Trickovski and Esteban Andres Soalri: It is a real privilege for one team to have two quality goalscorers and APOEL have 4! Except the above-mentioned two, Ailton Almeida and Gustavo Manduca are also contributing to APOEL’s cause and it’s no surprise that this team is leading the table.

17. Trabzonspor – 2.29 goals per game (from 14 matches)

Trabzonspor are the surprise package of the Turkish Super Lig, currently leading the table with 33 points. The team is in dazzling form, not losing in the last 9 games. Coach Senol Gunes is on the verge of causing another Turkish shock, after the Bursaspor title last year. Trabzon won over Galatasaray, Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Bursaspor and this is the biggest proof of their power.

Leading goalscorers – Umut Bulut, Jaja and Burak Yilmaz: Teamplay – this is the key word at Trabzonspor and the so many midfield goals are no surprise. Jaja and Bulut are pairing up well up front, but the contribution of Yilmaz, Inan and Yattara is also notable.

16. Dinamo Zagreb – 2.29 goals per game (from 17 matches)

Nothing surprising, actually – Dinamo are by far the best team in Croatia and winning the domestic trophy is like a child game for them. 14-2-1 so far for the Zagreb side and 39 goals scored. Only Hajduk could possibly disturb them, but this is pretty unlikely. Dinamo won their last 10 league matches and didn’t concede in the last 6. Remarkable.

Leading goalscorer – Sammir: Sammir is the type of midfielder, that likes to go forward and create havoc in the opposition’s defense. But it was not until this season, when he started “springing” his talent. His 10 goals in 15 games are a sure sign, that he is ready for a big-move and fans at “Maksimir” will surely be sad to see him leave.

15. Valerenga IF – 2.30 goals per game (from 30 matches)

The Norwegian league ended, but that’s not an obstacle to include Valerenga in this list. VIF had a superb season that could only have been better, if they had won the title. The 13-2-0 home form is surely something to show off and the team will have the task to at least repeat this in 2011.

Top goalscorer – Mohammed Abdellaoue: This is astonishing achievement for Moa, because he had only played 20 games for Valerenga before his transfer to Hannover. The Norwegian international is surely one to watch in the next years and his contribution to Valerenga team is beyond any doubt. His brother – Mostafa, is now trying his way into the team and I think VIF’s board will not think twice about him, if he impresses at some point.

14. FC Porto – 2.33 goals per game (from 12 matches)

How many teams do you think are still unbeaten in all competitions this season? Porto is one of them and this is astonishing. “Os Dragões” are leading Benfica with 8 points in the Portuguese Liga and have already qualified for the eliminations round of the Europa League. Coach Andre Villas-Boas has the hard task of motivating his players, but so far Porto are flawless.

Leading goalscorer – Hulk: The name of the Brazilian has been linked with several clubs in the summer and surely the story will repeat in the winter. And it will be well-deserved. Hulk has scored 11 goals in 11 matches in the league, forcing Porto to try sticking to him through thick and thin.

13. Celtic FC – 2.33 goals per game (from 15 matches)

Celtic won the title back in 2007/2008, but since then Rangers have taken over. The battle will be tight until the end, as usual, so every game will be important for “The Bhoys”. A lot of transfers were made in the summer, but this didn’t turn out to be problematic for the Scottish giants. A potential problems is the performance away from home – Celtic have scored 25 goals at home and only 10 away.

Leading goalscorer – Gary Hooper: Hooper scored 19 times for Scunthorpe last year in the English Championship and that was enough for Celtic to sign him. Gary is adapting very fast and has so far scored 9 goals in 9 games. We will see if he has something more to offer.

12. Manchester United – 2.33 goals per game (from 15 matches)

Manchester are above Celtic, because “The Red Devils” are playing in a better league. United had a shaky start to their campaign but they went to erase the bad impressions and even overtook Chelsea in the standings. 5 wins from the last 7 matches probable mean that Manchester are moving in the right direction. But for how long?

Leading goalscorer – Dimitar Berbatov: He may be often called lazy, uninterested and slow, but Berbatov has scored 11 goals for Manchester United in the league, recording his name in the books by scoring 5 against Blackburn. His technique skills and movement are amongst the best in the world and if he keeps his form I don’t know what he is capable of...

11. FC Luzern – 2.38 goals per game (from 16 matches)

Surprisingly a team from the Swiss Super League is above Manchester and it’s not Basel. Luzern are leading the table alongside Basel and Zurich and it’s their goalscoring form that keeps them in the fight. The team had his slips recently, but this should be brought back to normal, because there are some very classy players in the team.

Leading goalscorers – Hakan Yakin and Nelson Ferreira: Midfielders Yakin and Ferreira are the protagonists for Luzern this season, scoring an overall of 16 goals. A proof that having two scoring midfielders is just priceless...

10. Glasgow Rangers – 2.43 goals per game (from 14 matches)

Celitc were mentioned earlier and now it’s time to mark the presence of Glasgow in the Scottish League. Rangers are leading their arch rivals by 2 points and a game in hand and that kind of advantage should be exploited. What we see from the statistics is that Glasgow are 7-0-0 away from home with 19:8 goal difference. Impressive.

Leading goalscorer – Kenny Miller: Miller is taking the Scottish Premier League by a storm. He has netted 18 goals in 14 appearances, putting himself in the lists of the players with best scoring ratio this season. Kenny has scored more than a half of the Rangers goals this season and coach Walter Smith must do everything to keep Miller’s form.

9. Borussia Dortmund – 2.5 goals per game (from 14 matches)

One of the most impressive sides this season. Dortmund started with a loss to Leverkusen, but never looked back since then. BVB have notched consecutive wins in style, never leaving a doubt which team was better on the pitch. With so much movement, creativity and speed, Dortmund are closing on Barcelona’ style, but still a long way to go, though.

Leading goalscorer – Lucas Barrios: The Paraguayan international is the lone striker in Klopp’s tactics and is doing great. He is fast, creative and has a exception flair, which allows him to create havoc in the opposition’s defense. Top class player.

8. Viktoria Plzen – 2.53 goals per game (from 17 matches)

The surprising leaders in Czech Republic are also in this list. Viktoria had an awesome autumn period and the pause came just where it should, because the Plzen started to lose some ground. But with so many quality players and attacking potential, Viktoria are one of the biggest contenders for the title.

Leading goalscorer – Jan Rezek: Rezek has scored 10 goals this season, more than the sum of the goals from his last two campaigns. Jan is the most contributing forward in the team, as the likes of Bakos, Strihavka and Duris have scored an overall of 3 goals.

7. Real Madrid – 2.54 goals per game (from 13 matches)

Real had high hopes with the arrival of Jose Mourinho but the 5:0 demolition at “Nou Camp” surely raised some doubts. In the other games this season, though, Real were dominating, showing good scoring form and great individual stuff. One thing is for sure – Mourinho is a proven name in the business and will give everything to get the job done.

Leading goalscorer – Cristiano Ronaldo: Ronaldo was in unstoppable form before the loss to Barcelona and it’s interesting to see how he will sort himself out. But Ronaldo is Ronaldo – he is able to score with a long-shot, header, penalty, free-kick or being fox-in-the-box.

6. Partizan Belgrade – 2.57 goals per game (from 14 matches)

Partizan did their work by qualifying to the group stage of UEFA Champions League. Now the board has some cash to cover its expenditures and ensure a decent budget. There are some very interesting youngsters at Partizan and they are having no problems to drive the team into the top position.

Leading goalscorer – Ivica Iliev: The veteran returned to Serbia after spells with Messina, Genoa, PAOK, Energie and Maccabi TA only to show everybody how to score. Iliev has netted 7 goals in 12 games, leaving the likes of Cleo, Scepovic and Babovic behind him. It is always good to have an experienced striker, who can score a vital goal.

5. Fenerbahce Istanbul – 2.57 goals per game (from 14 matches)

Fenerbahce are 6 points behind leaders Trabzonspor, but with so many scored goals coach Aykut Kocaman should be optimistic. Defensive problems are keeping “Sarı Kanaryalar” away from the top spot and solving them should allow the team to get back on track.

Leading goalscorer – Alex: It’s interesting that it’s not Niang nor Semih who is the main goalscorer of the team. The loyal Brazilian playmaker Alex has scored 10 goals in 13 games so far, showing amazing goal ratio for a midfielder.

4. Racing Genk – 2.58 goals per game (from 17 matches)

Genk lost the lead to Anderlecht, but their attacking power impressive enough in order to deserve a place in this list. With 44 goals scored in 17 matches Genk attackers are surely to be watched until the end of the season. A recent slip in the form worries coach Franky Vercauteren and he must think of way how to bring back the form from the beginning of the season.

Leading goalscorer – Jelle Vossen: Vossen’s form earned him a place in the national team and that’s natural – Jelle has netted 14 goals in 16 games and we must not forget that he is only 21-year-old. He hasn’t scored in the last 5 matches for Genk and has to put an end to this bad streak if he wants to continue developing.

3. FC Kopenhagen – 2.61 goals per game (from 18 matches)

Surprise Champions League package FC Kopenhagen are on the 3rd place in the list. The Danish giants are unbeaten in the Superliga, having a 19-point advantage ahead of Midtjylland. No team is able to threaten FCK for another domestic title and what’s more impressive is that the team is close to qualify for the elimination phase of the Champions League.

Leading goalscorer – Cesar Santin: The Brazilian forward was bought from Kalmar back in 2008 and he has scored over 30 league goals since then. Current season is the best so far for Cesar in FCK shirt and he is enjoying his role on the top of attack alongside Dame N’Doye.

2. PSV Eindhoven – 2.81 goals per game (from 16 matches)

PSV are on a mission to win back the Eredivisie title and are currently leading the table together with Twente. The 10:0 win over Feyenoord is so far the highlight of their season, showing their awesome attacking strength and potential. There are many players, who are able to score at PSV and that’s the main reason for their power.

Leading goalscorer – Ola Toivonen: The Swedish international shows signs of being ready to lead the team, scoring in all competitions. Toivonen’s physical presence in the opposition area is very important for PSV, but Ola knows that the likes of Lens, Berg and Amrabat are waiting on the bench, so he has to be in form.

1. FC Barcelona – 2.92 goals per game (from 13 matches)

I think you’re not really surprised, right? Barcelona are just unbelievable these days, thrashing Almeria 0:8 and Real Madrid 5:0. All this passing, speed, movement, creativity and pressing are just magical and everybody is waiting to see is there a team that could win against motivated Barcelona (it becomes scary when you combine these two words).

Leading goalscorer – Lionel Messi: Surely nothing more to say about Messi than what the whole world is saying. Sometimes it looks as if Leo scored whenever he wants to. His speed technique is just extraordinary and everytime when someone thinks about stopping him, fails.