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The Most Goals Scored By Starting Position In Europe's Top Five Leagues

The Most Goals Scored By Starting Position In Europe's Top Five Leagues

WhoScored have put together an XI of the most goals scored by starting position in Europe's top five leagues this term, showing how well spread the scoring has been.

Sadly no goalkeepers have been able to find the net in the league this season but there have been a steady amount of goals from defenders.

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Wolves' Matt Doherty slots in at right-back after scoring three this season, including a last minute winner over Manchester City in December.

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Austrian centre-back Martin Hinteregger is the highest-scoring defender in Europe's top five leagues this term with six, followed by AC Milan's left-back and top scorer Theo Hernandez (five) and Genoa skipper Domenico Criscito - who actually has five but one came at left-back so it drops down to four.

In midfield, Wylan Cyprien has scored seven for French outfit Nice, while Valencia captain and former QPR loanee Dani Parejo has notched six.

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The world's most expensive player, Neymar, lines up as a number ten, with nine of his 13 league goals coming in that position in 14 games.

Lionel Messi's La Liga tally of 14 is a little low by his standards but having scored 13 coming in from the right in 18 games this term, the Barca skipper is rewarded for his efforts with a place in the team.

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We then have Marcus Rashford doing the business from the left after notching 11 from that role in the league for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, before the side is rounded off with Lazio's Ciro Immobile, who pips Bayern Munich bagsman Robert Lewandowski to the central striker berth.

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The Italian striker has bagged an incredible 25 goals in 23 games to propel the Rome outfit into the Serie A title race, where they are just three points behind leaders Inter.

Here's the team in full:

The Most Goals Scored By Starting Position
The Most Goals Scored By Starting Position

Topics: Football News, Football, Serie A, Ligue One, Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, Bundesliga

Josh Lawless

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