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Marcotti: A tournament to remember

World Cup Jul 14, 2014
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Jun 26, 2014

England nipping at Bundesliga heels

Thomas Muller's game-winner against the United States extended the Bundesliga's goal total at the World Cup to 26. It was a two-goal lead over the Premier League until Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen struck for Belgium to bring the English domestic league back to within one of the German league to end the group stage.

However, if the one goal scored by a player in England's second-division Championship -- Iran's Reza Ghoochannejhad, who plays for Charlton Athletic -- is added to the Premier League's total, the English and German leagues are even at 26.

Muller's goal also extended Bayern Munich's lead atop the club-by-club table to four over second-place Barcelona with 13 at this World Cup.

Vertonghen represented the 13th different Premier League club to score in the tournament.

Manchester United, while third on the list by club with eight goals, is the only club with six different players to have scored at this tournament -- Mexico's Javier Hernandez, the Netherlands' Robin van Persie, England's Wayne Rooney, Spain's Juan Mata, Portugal's Nani, and Belgium's Marouane Fellaini.

League-by-league World Cup goals*:

German Bundesliga: 26
English Premier League: 25
Spanish La Liga: 20
Italian Serie A: 10
French Ligue 1: 9
Portuguese Liga: 8
Mexican Liga MX: 5
Russian Premier League: 5
Dutch Eredivisie: 4
American MLS: 4
Brazilian Serie A: 3
Greek Super League: 2
UAE Pro League: 2
Argentinian Primera Division: 1
Belgian Pro League: 1
Croatian Prva Liga: 1
English Championship: 1
Honduran Primera Division: 1
Scottish Premiership: 1
South Korean K-League: 1
Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle: 1
Turkish Super Lig: 1

*Own goals not included: 4

Goals by club:

Bayern Munich: 12
Barcelona: 9
Manchester United: 8
Porto: 4
Real Madrid: 4
PSV Eindhoven: 3
Wolfsburg: 3
AS Monaco: 3
Marseille: 3
Pachuca: 3
Liverpool: 3
Valencia: 2
Bayer Leverkusen: 2
Atletico Madrid: 2
Chelsea: 2
Sporting CP: 2
CSKA Moscow: 2
Olympiakos: 2
AC Milan: 2
Paris Saint-Germain: 2
Mainz: 2
Seattle Sounders: 2
Manchester City: 2
Swansea City: 2
AS Roma: 2
Napoli: 2
New York Red Bulls: 2

39 other clubs even at 1

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