World Cup 2014: Which club tops the goal-scoring charts at this year's World Cup?
Which domestic side are leading the way in Brazil?
Saturday 21 June 2014
After just over a week of the 2014 World Cup, few can deny that this tournament has been an absolute thriller.
From controversial refereeing decisions and shock results to boisterous support and commentator embarrassments, this World Cup has had it all.
However even more importantly, this tournament has been jam-packed full of goals - from the Netherlands 5-1 demolition of defending champions Spain to France's goal-laden victory over Switzerland.
But where have those goals come from? Which club have led the way at this World Cup? And which league for that matter?
Arjen Robben scores for Holland against Australia
World Cup goals by club
Bayern Munich: 8 (Muller x3, Robben x3, Mandzukic x2)
Manchester United: 5 (Van Perise x3, Rooney x1, Fellaini x1)
Barcelona: 4 (Neymar x2, Sanchez x1, Messi x1)
Real Madrid: 4 (Benzema x3, Alonso x1)
Liverpool: 3 (Suarez x2, Sturridge x1)
Pachuca: 3 (E Valencia x3)
Few would be surprised to see Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid near the top of that list, but considering their diabolical season, perhaps Manchester United's second place comes as more of a shock.
Certainly it offers some hope to Louis Van Gaal as he looks to rebuild next season, particularly as it's mostly thanks to his current captain with the Netherlands Robin Van Persie.
Special mention has to go to Enner Valencia who has single-handedly got Mexican side Pachuca mixing it with the big boys thanks to his scoring streak with Ecuador.
Enner Valencia celebrates
World Cup goals by league:
English Premier League: 15
German Bundesliga: 15
Spanish La Liga: 11
Italian Serie A: 7
French Ligue 1: 6
So there you have it, at least that's one thing that England's winning at this World Cup - although it comes as no surprise to learn that only two of those 15 goals were actually scored by English players.
Wayne Rooney wheels away in celebration after scoring his first World Cup goal
The Bundesliga's equal first position in that list also provides more ammunition to those who champion it as a rival to the Premier League for the coveted pub discussion award of 'Best League in the World'.
With England now out of the tournament, perhaps all that's left to hope for is the Premier League contributing more goals than any other league in the remainder of the tournament. Fairly meagre crumbs to live off I'll admit...
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