Football

Roma's trio.

The best attacking tridents in European football this season in terms of goals

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Attacking tridents are very fashionable in the modern game.

The idea of playing two players upfront in a 4-4-2 formation is long gone as far as top European clubs are concerned. Instead, they ask three forwards to score their goals while either playing 4-3-3 or - like Chelsea - 3-4-3.

But which three strikers are the most effective in the top five leagues in Europe in terms of league goals?

Article continues below

With Barcelona six points behind Real Madrid in La Liga, you may not be too surprised to discover the world's most talented trio in the form of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar aren’t number one.

In fact, ‘MSN’ finds themselves in third with the trio scoring 21 goals between this this campaign.

Article continues below

Can you guess which trident are ahead of them, though?

Well, if you said Roma and Torino then take a bow.

That’s right, the two Italian clubs can claim to have a better front three than than Barcelona this season with Edin Dzeko, Mohamed Salah and Diego Perotti scoring 25 goals between them for Roma, while Andrea Belotti, Iago Falque and Adem Ljajic have notched 22 strikes for Torino.

Here’s a look at the complete top 15:

1 | Roma | Edin Dzeko (12), Mohamed Salah (8), Diego Perotti (5) | 25 goals

FBL-ITA-SERIEA-ROMA-UDINESE

2 | Torino | Andrea Belotti (10), Iago Falque (7), Adem Ljajic (5) | 22 goals

3 | Barcelona | Lionel Messi (9), Luis Suarez (8), Neymar (4) | 21 goals

FBL-EUR-C1-MAN CITY-BARCELONA

4 | Paris Saint-Germain | Edinson Cavani (13), Lucas Moura (5), Marco Verratti (2) | 20 goals

5 | Chelsea | Diego Costa (10), Eden Hazard (7), Pedro (3) | 20 goals

6 | Real Madrid | Cristiano Ronaldo (10), Gareth Bale (5), Karim Benzema (4) | 19 goals

Real Madrid CF v Levante UD - La Liga

7 | Nice | Alassane Plea (8), Mario Balotelli (6), Wylan Cyprien (4) | 18 goals

8 | Atletico Madrid | Antoine Griezmann (6), Kevin Gameiro (6), Yannick Carrasco (6) | 18 goals

9 | Borussia Dortmund | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (13), Ousmane Dembélé (2), Adrian Ramos (2) | 17 goals

FBL-GER-BUNDESLIGA-WOLFSBURG-DORTMUND

10 | Manchester City | Sergio Aguero (10), Raheem Sterling (4), Nolito (3) | 17 goals

11 | Arsenal | Alexis Sanchez (8), Theo Walcott (6), Mesut Ozil (3) | 17 goals

12 | Liverpool | Sadio Mane (6), Roberto Firmino (5), Philippe Coutinho (5) | 16 goals

FBL-ENG-PR-CRYSTAL PALACE-LIVERPOOL

13 | Bayern Munich | Robert Lewandowski (7) Joshua Kimmich (4), Arjen Robben (3) | 14 goals

14 | Juventus | Gonzalo Higuain (7), Miralem Pjanic (4), Paulo Dybala (3) | 14 goals

15 | AC Milan | Carlos Bacca (6), Suso (5), Gianluca Lapadula (3) | 14 goals

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Paris Saint-Germain
La Liga
AS Roma
Real Madrid
Football
AC Milan
Premier League
Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester City
Lionel Messi
Chelsea
Barcelona
UEFA Champions League
Juventus
Bayern Munich
Liverpool
Arsenal
Paris Saint-Germain
Borussia Dortmund

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again