Which are the best counter-attacking teams in Europe? (6)

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The most counter-attacking league in Europe. Three of the top four in Europe play in Germany - Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and Schalke.

Until earlier this month, all three were in the Champions League. Schalke exited against Galatasaray, themselves ultimately the victim of a counter-attack in the dying seconds.

Bayern Munich have dominated the top flight this season, and they've been dangerous on the break all year, even with Arjen Robben largely consigned to the bench.

Interestingly, Bayern Munich's dominance can be illustrated by the fact they've scored the most counter-attacking goals while simultaneously controlling the highest percentage of possession - on average more than 64 per cent.

For Jupp Heynckes's side, the adventurous full-back play of David Alaba and Philipp Lahm springs the side forward, while Dortmund rely on Marco Reus, Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski.

Top three counter-attacking teams

Borussia Dortmund 8

Bayern Munich 9

Schalke 9


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