Rejoice! Real Madrid is, according to a new report published by...realmadrid.com...the highest scoring team in Europe this season. The numbers include European competitions, and, despite the source, are very much real--just check out the fancy-schmancy table below.
Of course, this is just off-day nonsense from a website that's looking to drive up hits and make their readership excited. What a perverted scheme, why would a respectable news-and-analysis site doing something like that?
In other news, the Spanish tabloids are really looking to drum up interest in Spain's completely meaningless friendly with England this week--and, to be fair, there are some important things to talk about: FIFA has officially decided to allow England to wear poppy emblems on their shirts as an homage to lives lost in World War I (tomorrow is Remembrance Day in England).
In all seriousness, tomorrow will mark Iker Casillas' first match after receiving the much-coveted "100 Cap" honor from the federation. He was given an actual cap.In more soft news, apparently Cristiano Ronaldo is three hat-tricks away from matching the absolutely legendary Ferenc Puskas' record of 13 (CR7 has 10, evidently). Not even Marca thinks that he will match Puskas' goals/game ratio of...0.9(!!) though he currently sports a ridiculous 0.98 (but in 157 fewer matches).
Oh, and Marca has already called the Cristiano Ronaldo-Leo Messi "duel" the "greatest in the history of football." Give me a break.
Here's that chart:
|EQUIPOS MÁS GOLEADORES DE EUROPA|
|EQUIPO||GOLES EN LIGA||GOLES EN EUROPA||TOTAL|
|R. Madrid||39||10 (Champions League)||49|
|Barcelona||34||13 (Champions League)||47|
|Twente||32||15 (12 en Europa League y 3 de la previa de Champions)||47|
|AZ||28||19 (9 en Europa League y 10 en las dos previas de Europa League)||47|
|PSV||33||13 (8 en Europa League y 5 de la previa de Europa League)||46|
|M. City||39||6 (Champions League)||45|
|AZ||28||16 (9 en Europa League y 7 de la previa de Europa League)||44|
|Bayern||32||11 (8 en Champions League y 3 de la previa de Champions)||43|
|Maribor||37||6 (3 en Europa League y 3 de la previa de Europa League)||43|
|Shakhtar||38||4 (Champions League)||42|
|Basilea||35||6 (Champions League)||41