Currently the top leagues in Europe are facing an international break until next week. The average in each competition has just entered its 8th week, but many players have already shown their prowess. They are the key to the impressive performance of their respective clubs.
Not only being the club’s goal machine, they also provide assists for their team-mates. Well, here are 5 players in Europe’s top leagues with the most goal involvements at the start of this season.
1. Karim Benzema
LaLiga may have lost its superstars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but Karim Benzema is now here to fill the void with his incredible goalscoring streak. He is currently the player with the most goals involved in Europe with 16 goals, including 9 goals and 7 assists from 8 LaLiga matches.
That is a direct contribution of 72 percent of Real Madrid’s goals this season. With the competition still long, his goal record will continue to emerge and has the potential to set a record.
2. Erling Haaland
This season Erling Haaland has missed two Bundesliga matches due to injury, but that has not hindered his productivity in scoring goals. The 21-year-old striker has scored 7 goals and 3 assists in just 5 matches in the Bundesliga. The number of goals is equal to the record of Robert Lewandowski who played more.
This record is extraordinary because he has an average of 1 goal per 45 minutes. Dortmund is also perched in 3rd position with 15 points, one point behind Bayern Munich at the top of the standings.
3. Florian Wirtz
No player in Europe’s top five leagues has had a better ratio of goals to assists per minute this season than Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Florian Wirtz. The 18-year-old attacking midfielder rarely appears full time , sometimes even just being a cover. However, every game played always has a significant impact.
This season he has contributed 9 goals for Bayer Leverkusen with details of 4 goals and 5 assists from 6 Bundesliga matches. He is considered the successor to the greatness of Kai Havertz at Bayer Leverkusen. His contribution puts the club in second place in the Bundesliga with the same number of points as Bayern Munich, 16 points.
4. Mohamed Salah
Many people think that Mohamed Salah is the best striker in the world today. Not only because of his extraordinary skills , but also his sharpness in scoring goals consistently since joining Liverpool. This season alone he has been involved in 9 goals in just 7 Premier League games with details of 6 goals and 3 assists.
This season he just set a record as the fastest player to score 100 goals in Liverpool history. With his sharpness, various new records will begin to emerge from the Egyptian striker .
5. Ciro Immobile
This season, Lazio’s performance has tended to be erratic after Simone Inzaghi left and was replaced by Maurizo Sarri. However, one thing is certain is the consistency of the Ciro Immobile. The 31-year-old striker has scored 6 goals and provided 2 assists in 6 Serie A matches this season.
Immobile has scored a total of 156 goals in 227 appearances since rejoining the Biancocelesti in 2016. Unfortunately, the player is currently injured during their Europa League duel against Lokomotiv Moscow.
That’s the row of players with the most goal involvement in Europe’s top leagues. With the competition still a long way to go, their goals will still flow heavily. It is also an interesting competition for the European Golden Shoe award this season.