Scoring a goal is a thing every footballer dreams of, but not everyone gets to score because every team is out there trying not to concede. As a matter of fact, if you consider the number of passes, runs and the overall efforts behind every ball that hits the back of the net, you would realise that goal-scoring isn’t an easy task like many often imagine.
However, there are some spectacular attackers who make this art look very easy with their incredible finishing skills, and the football world is currently witnessing these amazing players display their talents and make a name for themselves across the world.
Bamboozling their way through opposition defenders, penetrating the box with authority, and making goalkeepers look helpless as they send the ball past them, these spectacular superstars have been running riot with their incredible records in front of goal since the beginning of this term.
Therefore, lets quickly take a look at 6 impressive attackers who are in terrifying form at the moment.
#6 Andre Silva
Andre Silva joined AC Milan in the summer of 2017, but the attacker had a forgettable campaign with the Italian giants last term, bagging just 2 goals in 24 Serie A appearances for the Rossoneri before eventually completing a loan move to Sevilla this summer.
In LaLiga, the attacker has buried memories of his mediocre outing in the Italian top flight, entering into the new season in amazing form and producing a couple of extraordinary performances that have earned him praises from his idol and compatriot – Cristiano Ronaldo.
The attacker is currently sitting on top of the LaLiga goalscorers’ chart, outscoring the likes of Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Gareth Bale, and Luis Suarez with a whopping 7 goals to his name in 8 appearances as well as helping the Andalusian outfit reach the top of the table.
#5 Paco Alcacer
Spanish International, Paco Alcacer has been in electrifying form ever since he left Catalan giants FC Barcelona to join Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in a loan arrangement during the summer transfer window.
The former Valencia striker started dominating the headlines immediately he stepped unto the pitch to represent his new club, coming off the bench to bag an incredible goal, and inspired BVB to claim an important victory in his debut game against Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Spaniard has gone further to build upon his brilliant start in the German top flight, and he now has 6 goals to his name in 3 Bundesliga appearances, as well as another one in the UEFA Champions League.
It becomes even more impressive to learn that the attacker is yet to play a complete 90 minutes for the club in the German top flight, and he has only spent 81 minutes on the pitch to bag such an unbelievable number of goals. What a performance!
#4 Eden Hazard
The Belgian has taken his game to a higher dimension ever since Maurizio Sarri took charge of the Stamford Bridge outfit this summer – putting up a lot of extraordinary performances and becoming a scary figure in the English Premier League.
Hazard has moved past the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to establish himself as the most impressive finisher in the English top flight at the moment, and sits on top the scorers’ chart.
The Belgian playmaker has recorded an incredible 7 goals and 3 assists to his name in just 8 Premier League appearances this term, and he is well poised to take his tally further and reach new milestones as the season progresses.
#3 Neymar Junior
Another attacker whose form is really scary at the moment is Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Neymar Junior. The Brazilian left Barcelona for the Ligue 1 outfit during the summer of 2017 and he had a brilliant debut campaign in the French capital, bagging 28 goals and 16 assists for the Parisians across all competitions during the campaign.
However, it seems the winger has bigger things on his mind to achieve this season, having entered into the campaign in electrifying form – putting up a couple of unbelievable performances and making goal-scoring look pretty easy with his amazing finishing skills.
Neymar has bagged an unbelievable 3 goals and 1 assist for Paris Saint-Germain in 2 UEFA Champions League appearances this season, as well as recorded 8 impressive goals to his name in Ligue 1 so far, setting up a further 3 to help the defending champions maintain their position on top of the table.
#2 Kylian Mbappe
The winger has taken his game to an extraordinary level after leading his nation to claim the FIFA World Cup trophy in Russia recently, and he has entered into the new season in blistering form, tormenting opposition defenders, and scoring almost at will.
Such is his incredible form at the moment that he made history by scoring an amazing 4 goals in just 13 minutes as Paris Saint-Germain defeated Olympique Lyon 5-1 in their Ligue 1 encounter last weekend, raising his tally to 8 goals and 3 assists in the French top flight, not to mention his incredible 2 goals and 1 assist for the French champions in 2 UEFA Champions League appearances this season.
#1 Lionel Messi
Magicians never run out of tricks and that is the case with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi this season – with the Argentine having put memories of a turbulent World Cup campaign behind him and entered the new season in electrifying form.
Messi has proven he is still the man for the big stage, with his incredible goal-scoring exploits for Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League this season.
The playmaker has been in a league of his own since the beginning of the European tournament, recording a massive 5 goals to his name in just 2 appearances to grant the Catalans a brilliant start to the tournament.
He is also one of the most impressive attackers in LaLiga at the moment, with 6 goals and 4 assists to his name in 8 appearances, and he will be keen to continue with his incredible record in front of goal till the end of the campaign.