Europe’s Top 10 Teams With Best Attack

Europe’s Top 10 Teams With Best Attack

While a tough and rugged defence provides a strong foundation for every great side, there is also a crucial need for impeccable attacking players that could win major silverware for their side.

As goals alone aren’t a measure of how attacking-minded a team is, same to the defence of a team because both defence and attack work hand in hand for the success of a team. A team could play breathtakingly exciting football and not get the goals, while some could play dull football and end up scoring a lot of goals.

In that sense, the most important thing for a team is to get the goals, which further buttress the fact that a potent attack win silverware and since goal scoring is a key to be a successful team. Having looked at Europe’s best side with the best defence in our previous article, let’s explore the best teams with the best attack.

Ajax Amsterdam – (57 Goals, 16 Games)

Europe's Top 10 Teams With Best Attack

The Dutch side are no doubt a brilliant team with amazing ability, and seemingly no boundary to their limitations. Ajax since their Champions League winning days, they’ve become every neutral football enthusiast favorite side believing in what they could achieve in their league and perhaps on the big stage, just like they did when they won the most lucrative clubs competition.

Before the start of this season, they lost some of their important players to top clubs in Europe. However, with what the Eredivisie giant are known for, trusting in their academy talent they were able to patch things up and continually shone out impressive performances in the league.

All thanks to their supposedly Pep, Ten Hag, the Dutch gaffer arrived from Utrecht in 2017, since then his determination, vision, and absolutely insane dedication in striving for success and perfection has given his players the energy they needed to excel. In that regard, the trust the players have in him has make them work hard once again this season to score 57 goals in just 16 games with young and experienced players contributing hugely to such feat.

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Europe’s Top 10 Teams With Best Attack

Bayern Munich – (46 Goals, 15 Games)

Europe's Top 10 Teams With Best Attack

Last season treble winning performances was not but a remarkable achievement for the Bavarian giant, with the trio of Muller, Lewandowski and Gnabry combining well to scored 84 goals. With just 15 games, 46 goals in the Bundesliga, the German Champion are already looking like a title Champion in the making.

Bayern Munich been the second most attacking team in Europe now, with Lewandowski continually banging in the goals at a scarcely unbelievable rate along with the other cast scoring goals for fun, it would take an exceptional effort from other teams to rescue the title away from the Bavarian giant.

What has been working well for the German Champion is the absolutely insane dedication in striving to succeed, even when they’re faced with difficulties against seemingly decent opponents. In that sense, with the trio of Muller, Lewandowski, Gnabry and the support of Sane still in the Bayern team, we should expect perhaps another treble triumph this season.

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Europe’s Top 10 Teams With Best Attack

Heart Of Midlothian – (30 Goals, 10 Games)

Robbie Neilson has a daunting task on his hands once again to help the Jambos secure promotion. Heart relegated to the Scottish Championship in the 2019-20 campaign, following their unimpressive performances in the Scottish Premier League.

With life now in the Championship, the Tynecastle side are gradually climbing the ladder back to the topflight with an amazing attacking team. As such, Heart has scored a whopping 30 goals in 10 games, a great feat that pit them among the best attacking side in Europe, even though they’re plying their trade in the Scottish Championship.

As Neilson is on the verge of something exciting once again with the Jambos, there is a need for them to continue their impressive scoring prowess in front of goal and most importantly racking up the points which would help them in securing promotion to the Premier League come next season.

Porto – (35 Goals, 13 Games)

The Portuguese Super Cup Champions might not be the team topping the Primera Liga in Portugal right now, however they’re one of the best teams attacking wise having scored 35 goals in just 13 games. Porto currently lies in third on the table, and if they’re consistent enough in the their entire season they might go on and win the league.

This season Sergio Oliveira side may not be as swashbuckling as they were last season, but without mincing word in just 13 games the Blue and White are converting their chances in front of goal with aplomb.

As the season come tick and fast, there is every possibility that Oliveira’s side would score more goals. However, as they continue doing an amazing work with their attack they also need to keep it tight in their backline.

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Glasgow Rangers – (59 Goals, 23 Games)

Europe's Top 10 Teams With Best Attack

The Gers are no doubt one of the most improved side in Europe’s top-flight leagues since the appointment of former Liverpool legend. Gerrard’s side are quite balancing their defensive prowess with their attacking prowess which has make them rank among the best attacking and defensive side this season.

In their last five games, the Ibrox club haven’t lost a game which is a testament to how fantastic they’ve perform in the Scottish Premier League. The whopping 59 goals they’ve scored so far, could be trace to the hard work of Gerrard’s boys Roofe, Ittan, Morelos and the entire team.

On a very rare occasion would it be possible for the Gers to be on top of the table, in the last four to five season with Celtic been the Champions every season. However, this season with the dedication and hard work of Gerrard’s boys they could end up been the Scottish Champions at the end of the campaign.

Europe’s Top 10 Teams With Best Attack

Inter Milan – (43 Goals, 17 Games)
Europe's Top 10 Teams With Best Attack

The Nerazzurri nearly ended their Scudetto drought last term, when they finished a point behind record Seria A Champions Juventus. Their manager Conte has proven is a winner when he guided the Old Lady to Scudetto titles, winning their first three Championship in their historic on going dominance of the Seria A titles, before going to London to lift another title with the Blues.

In hindsight, in the 2019-20 campaign we can point to several moments that did cost Inter in winning the Scudetto. Likewise this season they haven’t really been convincing in their quest to win the title, however they’ve found a way to boost their confidence by winning some key matches, which is a testament to how prolific their attack is.

Inter Milan’s impressive attack in the league, can be associated with the amazing form of former United forward Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez, Nico Barella, and not to forget the Hakimi’s blistering runs from the wingback which comes with goals and assists.

Atalanta – (40 Goals, 16 Games)

Europe's Top 10 Teams With Best Attack

Gian Piero Gasperini’s scoring side are headed by the Slovenian Ilicic, sliky Papau Gomez, and ever reliable Duvan Zapata which made them the joint second highest scoring team in all of Europe’s top five leagues last season, having scored an astonishing 93 goals in the Italian league.

Just like last season, the Goddess have started their season in semblance of last season attacking wise, scoring an astonishing 40 goals in 16 games. As the Seria A campaign progresses more attacking brilliance should be expected from the Bergamo side.

Between IIicic, Zapata, and Gomez the trio scored a combined 45 goals in the 2019-20 season. Baring injury or loss of form to their key players, we might get to see a semblance of Atalanta’s attacking brilliance this season again which has already started manifesting.

Europe’s Top 10 Teams With Best Attack

AZ Alkmaar – (39 Goals, 16 Games)

Alkmaar is no doubt one of best attacking side in the Dutch Eredivisie, Pascal Jansen side boast of a mixture of experienced and young players at the club. As such, been an attacking and proficient side in front of goal they’ve been able to score 39 goals in 16 games.

A poor start to their 2020-21 campaign saw the Cheesehead draw five games in a row, before eventually picking up with a victory against RKC Waalwijk and since then they’ve been very impressive in their performances putting behind their unpleasant early start.

With their current form in the Eredivisie, it’s looking like the Cheesehead are gradually building their confidence to an AZ side we saw in the 2019-20 season, that defeated league leader Ajax home and away before the season was forced to end abruptly due to the effect of Covid-19. Although AZ are currently sixth on the log, however if they prove be more proficient in attack then perhaps we might get to see AZ of 2019-20.

Napoli – (40 Goals, 17 Games)

Europe's Top 10 Teams With Best Attack
Napoli player paying tribute to Diego Maradona by wearing his shirt in their 26th November 2020 UEFA Europa League match.

Following the firing of Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli’s poor performances under the Italian manager, the Partenopei brought Gattuso as the club’s new manager. Although the former Milan legend inherited a team low on confidence when he came, however since he came they’ve been a swift improvement and lot of proficiency in the team.

Since the appointment of Gattuso, the Partenopei have looked very impressive under their new gaffer who is gradually turning the team into a more scoring side. Their weekend triumph was a testament to how fantastic they’ve improved, and without mincing word as the games come tick and fast more goals should be expected from the Naples side.

While the dominance of the Old Lady has overshadowed Italian football in recent seasons, however this season it’s looking like the Scudetto it’s for any team who is ready to dare, defend the opponents from scoring painstakingly, score lot of goals and pick up both the important and necessary points. So if there any team who has the ability, confidence, and quality to achieve that then it’s no other than the Partenopei who has scored 40 goals in just 17 games in the league.

Raith Rovers – (21 Goals, 9 Games)

High flying Rovers might not be sitting pretty confidently on top of the Scottish Championship table, however they’re also not doing bad in the league as they sit in fifth position on the table.

Raith Rovers have only played nine games in the league, compared to other teams who has played more. As such despite the fewer games they’ve played, it was evident with their total goals scored that the team is one of the best attacking side in the Championship behind Heart Of Midlothian the league leader.

The Rovers game against Inverness CT which was slated for Saturday was postponed due to coronavirus outbreak. The Kirkcaldy side could have added to their total goals stat had it been the game went on, however as the season progresses we might get to see them continue painting the Championship with goals.

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