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Bundesliga, La Liga contribute most goals

The ESPN FC team discuss the biggest surprises and disappointments of the first round of group stage games.

With the opening round of World Cup group matches now in the bag, a look at the goal tally shows a stunning 49 goals scored in 17 matches.

Leading the charge are representatives of the German Bundesliga and Spanish La Liga, with players from their competitions registering nine goals apiece.

German champions Bayern Munich are the club who can claim to have contributed the most goals so far, with Thomas Muller's hat trick and Arjen Robben's brace taking their overall tally to five -- although it is early days yet.

La Liga runners-up, Barcelona, are one goal back with four strikes registered courtesy of Lionel Messi (1), Alexis Sanchez (1) and Neymar (2).

Manchester United and Real Madrid sit equal third with three goals each coming from their charges.

League-by-league World Cup goals*:

German Bundesliga: 9

Spanish La Liga: 9

English Premier League: 8

Italian Serie A: 5

French Ligue 1: 3

United States MLS: 2

Russian Premier League: 2

Liga MX: 2

Belgian Pro League: 1

South Korean K-League: 1

Greek Super League: 1

Dutch Eredivisie: 1

Brazilian Serie A: 1

Argentinian Primera Division: 1

*Own goals not included: 3