- There is no doubt that Liverpool’s current attack is one of the best ,Klopp’s attacking trio has played a vital role in their quest for a remarkable quadruple
- Benzema is having the best season of his career, with 41 goals in all competitions so far, and he’s on track to win his first La Liga golden boot
- Bayern Munich, who won their tenth Bundesliga title in a row last weekend, has scored 92 goals in 31 games, averaging three goals per game
The goal of the beautiful game is to score goals. It’s what gets the fans up and the points on the board.
It’s also the most challenging thing to do. As a result, the world’s best teams invariably excel at putting the ball in the onion bag. FFT celebrates the most devastating attacks on the planet right now.
5. REAL MADRID
With Karim Benzema improving with age and Vinicius Junior rapidly developing into a world-class winger, defences cannot afford to be self-satisfied against Real Madrid.
PSG, Chelsea, and Manchester City have all learned that lesson this season in the Champions League, with Benzema scoring hat-tricks against the former two and a double against City.
The Frenchman is having the best season of his career, with 41 goals in all competitions so far, and he’s on track to win his first La Liga golden boot.
Real’s main threat is undoubtedly Benzema, but 21-year-old Vinicius has 18 goals this season,
Marco Asensio has 11, and Rodrygo recently showed what he could do with a volleyed finish from a wonderful
Luka Modric’s pass sent the quarter-final against Chelsea into extra time, even before considering what might have happened with Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard.
Let’s be honest about this. After assembling the frankly absurd front three of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar last summer, PSG should be higher up this list.
However, Messi has adjusted to only his second club since leaving Barcelona. Neymar has had injury issues, so it took until April 2 for all three players to score in the same game, a 5-1 Ligue 1 win over Lorient.
Nonetheless, it’s possibly the most talented front three, and Mbappe’s form has been unaffected by his teammates’ problems, with the French sensation scoring 33 goals in all competitions this season.
In addition, if injuries occur or Mauricio Pochettino wants a change, the manager could select Angel Di Maria, Julian Draxler, or Mauro Icardi.
3. MANCHESTER CITY
City’s rate of return in the Premier League this season is an impressive 2.4 goals per game, but the variety of their threat makes Pep Guardiola’s side such a formidable prospect.
Riyad Mahrez (23 goals), Kevin de Bruyne (15), Raheem Sterling (14), Bernardo Silva (13), Phil Foden (13) and Gabriel Jesus (12) have all reached double figures this season, and Ilkay Gundogan is two goals away from joining them.
How do you defend against a team that scores from everywhere and often has no recognized striker to focus on?
It’s a question that many teams have wrestled with this season, but few have answered, with City failing to score in only four of their 33 league matches so far – and only once since October 30.
They will grow even stronger if Jack Grealish becomes as productive as his teammates. Then there’s Erling Haaland.
2. BAYERN MUNICH
The newly crowned German champions have scored far more league goals than any other team in Europe’s top five leagues this season.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side won their tenth Bundesliga title last weekend and scored 92 goals in 31 games, averaging three per game.
Those efforts, of course, have been led by the unstoppable goal machine that is Robert Lewandowski.
The astonishingly prolific Pole had another outstanding season in Bavaria, scoring 48 goals in 43 games across all competitions.
The 33-year-old has now scored more than 40 goals in all competitions for seven consecutive seasons, ensuring that he will win the Ballon d’Or.
However, Bayern’s attacking strength extends beyond the best number nine in the world, as Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, and Thomas Muller have all scored in double figures this season, with Kingsley Coman, Jamal Musiala, and Eric Choupo-Moting not far behind.
There’s a strong case that Liverpool’s current attack is one of the best in club history.
In recent years, the all-conquering trident of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane carried Liverpool to the top of European and English football, winning the Premier League and the Champions League.
However, the arrivals of Diogo Jota, Takumi Minamino, and Luis Diaz have strengthened that forward line for the ages. At the same time, super-sub Divock Origi’s eye for a crucial goal remains sharp.
Salah has led the way again this season, scoring 30 goals in all competitions and topping the Premier League scoring charts with 22.
Jota has scored 21, Mane has scored 19, and Firmino has scored 11 for the Premier League’s highest-scoring side.
Jurgen Klopp’s attacking trio’s blend of pace, trickery, and poise has played a significant role in their quest for a remarkable quadruple.
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