Ahead of this weekend’s European Championship finale, we have taken a look at the most prolific performers, by club, at this summer’s tournament.
Four weeks of blood, sweat and tears across Europe is of course set to culminate in a Wembley showdown between Italy and England in a little under 48 hours’ time.
After navigating their way beyond Spain and Denmark in their respective semi-final outings, the Azzurri and Three Lions will battle it out for the title of the finest international outfit on the continent on Sunday night.
What, though, when looking back at this summer’s delayed Euros, will ultimately make it such a special one when compared to previous iterations of the competition?
This, of course, comes in the form of goals.
On the back of this week’s two final-4 fixtures, it was revealed that the tournament, to date, has seen the net bulge on no fewer than 140 occasions, a new all-time high, marking a ratio of almost 2.5 goals-per-game.
Amongst this selection of strikes have been some of the most memorable in the recent history of international football, as well as, staggeringly, eleven own goals.
A real Schick-ener for Scotland.
Here’s that Czech Republic wonder goal analysed…
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 14, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, sits pretty atop the Golden Boot chart as things stand, having racked up five goals and, crucially in separating the Portuguese from Patrik Schick, an assist.
Juve lead the way
Whilst so much of the chatter has surrounded the individual players and their impressive exploits this summer, though, one aspect of Euro 2020 which has slipped somewhat under the radar is exactly which clubs have supplied the standout performers in question.
This, in turn, led us here at 101 to investigate which sides from across Europe have proven most productive, when it comes to goals scored this summer.
And the results proved altogether enlightening.
Serie A giants Juventus sit pretty on top, having seen their stars find the net on a hefty 11 occasions across the tournament to date. Next up are Premier League title-holders Manchester City, who are joined in 2nd by English rivals Liverpool, and Italian champions Inter Milan, on eight.
The likes of Atalanta, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid all feature, too, with the breakdown, in full, showcased below:
Juventus – 11 – Cristiano Ronaldo (5), Alvaro Morata (3), Federico Chiesa (2), Aaron Ramsey (1)
Manchester City – 8 – Raheem Sterling (3), Ferran Torres (2), Oleksandr Zinchenko (1), Kevin De Bruyne (1), Aymeric Laporte (1)
Liverpool – 8 – Georginio Wijnaldum (3), Xherdan Shaqiri (3), Jordan Henderson (1), Diogo Jota (1)
Inter Milan – 8 – Romelu Lukaku (4), Ivan Perisic (2), Nicolo Barella (1), Milan Skriniar (1)
Atalanta – 7 – Matteo Pessina (2), Joakim Maehle (2), Robin Gosens (1), Mario Pasalic (1), Aleksey Miranchuk (1)
RB Leipzig – 6 – Emil Forsberg (4), Yussuf Poulsen (2)
Borussia Dortmund – 5 – Thorgan Hazard (2), Thomas Delaney (1), Raphael Guerreiro (1), Thomas Meunier (1)
Bayer Leverkusen – 5 – Patrik Schick (5)
Real Madrid – 5 – Karim Benzema (4), Luka Modric (1)
Chelsea, Tottenham & Bayern Munich (all 4)