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Real Madrid: The Highest Scoring Team In Europe (And Other "News")

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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?

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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

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