- By Afafe
The 2022-2023 football season has come to an end n the top European leagues, and as usual, it witnessed an intriguing struggle between all clubs, particularly those that won the title in the last meters and those that survived relegation
Letstalkfootball provides a detailed collection of data at your disposal to help you know each team performance, based on key metrics such as points, goals scored, goals conceded, and the average number of goals per match
To recall, Napoli ended their 33-year wait the for third scudetto, with five rounds before the end of the season. With four matches remaining, Barcelona crowned their first LaLiga title since 2019. Manchester City won the Premier League title for the fifth time in six seasons under manager Pep Guardiola. Bayern Munich took advantage of Borussia Dortmund’s draw to win a record-extending title for the 11th consecutive Bundesliga crown. Paris Saint-Germain secured a record 11th Ligue 1 title with a round to spare. Benfica won the Portuguese Primeira Liga for a record-extending 38th time, four years after they last lifted the trophy. Feyenoord took just their second Dutch title since the turn of the millennium with two games to spare
The current season witnessed a scoring explosion in the major European leagues, especially the Premier League, which collected 1084 goals, breaking the previous record of 1072 goals in 380 games. In contrast, Laliga, which was once renowned for its prolific scoring, has not yet regained its luster on the offensive level, as it recorded the lowest scoring rate this season compared to the major European leagues.
It is worth noting that the Bundesliga was the only one among the major leagues that scored more goals (971 goals), as the competition’s scoring rate reached 3.17 goals per game compared to the number of matches played 306 matches. Bundesliga was the top highest-scoring league across Europe’s big five leagues (five or more goals in 25 games), as Bayern Munich scored six goals or more five times, notably the 7-0 win over Bochum. Also, Köln’s 7-1 win over Werder Bremen. On the other hand, The Premier League has scored five or more goals in just 17 games, most notably Liverpool’s 7-0 thrashing over Manchester United and 9-0 over Bournemouth.
2022-23 Top Leagues in terms of goals
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The Top Offensive Clubs (leaders and runners-up)
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Top Defensive Clubs (leaders and runners-up)
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Barcelona leads the list of the strongest defensive teams in Europe, conceding only 18 goals in 38 games at a rate of 0.53 per game, and it has kept clean sheets in 26 of 38 matches. This defensive solidity is due to the construction of an impenetrable wall by defenders such as Ronald Araújo, Alejandro Balde, Jules Koundé, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso, and international goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen.