The UEFA Champions League put on quite a show last night with 40 goals, yes, 40 goals being scored in just 8 games. We saw Chelsea hammer 6 past Maribor, which was expected. Shakhtar and Bayern Munich recorded huge victories beating Bate 7-0 and Roma 7-1 respectively. Shakhtar’s win goes into the record books as the second biggest win in terms of goal margins, here are the highest winning margins in UEFA Champions League history.

Liverpool 8-0 Besiktas: November 2007 –

Liverpool came into this game not having had the best of Champions League outings and needed a win to get back into the group stages. What they provided to Europe was testament to Rafa Benitez’ acumen of being a great European coach. A terrific performance saw Yossi Benayoun score a hat trick with goals from Gerrard, Ryan Babel and a brace from Peter Crouch, how Anfield would cherish such a performance tonight.

Juventus 7-0 Olympiakos: December 2003 –

This was a great time for Italian football, the previous Champions League final was played between A.C. Milan and Juventus with the Turin side losing out on penalties. This team had the likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Pavel Nedved, David Trezeguet and Antonio Conte, in their prime. The rout started in the 14th minute with goals from Trezeguet x2, Miccoli, Del Piero, Di Vaio, Zalayeta and Maresca taking care of their Greek opponents.

Arsenal 7-0 Slavia Prague: October 2007 –

A virtually unrecognizable Arsenal team from 2007 demolished Slavia Prague at the Emirates stadium in 2007. Cesc Fabregas was pulling the strings in midfield for the London club that night and Theo Walcott also scored his first ever Champions League goal when the 18 year old was handed a start by Arsene. Fabregas and Walcott scored braces while Hleb and Bendtner score for the Gunners with an own goal by Hubacek completing the score line.

MSK Zilina 0-7 Marseille: November 2010 –

The new look Marseille of Marcelo Bielsa were pretty good back in the day when Lyon dominated French football. Marseille were in a tough group with Chelsea and Spartak Moscow. They absolutely trounced the Slovakian club thanks to a hat trick from Andre Gicnac. Argentine Lucho Gonzalez scored a brace, while Loic Remy and Gabriel Heinze scored a goal each.

Valencia 7-0 KRC Genk: November 2011 –

The misfiring Roberto Soldado scored a hat trick for the Spanish side, who thrashed the Belgian side. Valencia needed to win against their Belgian rivals to have some hope of qualifying from the group stages and thanks to two goals from Jonas and one each from Pablo Hernandez and Aduriz recorded their largest European victory, unfortunately for the club Chelsea and Leverkusen qualified ahead of them.

Bayern Munich 7-0 Basel: March 2012 –

Bayern Munich seem to be making a habit of thrashing teams, they beat Roma, away 7-1 last night and had previously beaten Sporting 7-1 as well in 2008. Bayern notched up the biggest win in the knockout stage, Basel had come to the Allianz Arena holding a 1-0 lead but Bayern absolutely trumped them thanks to 4 goals from Mario Gomez, with him becoming the first German to score 4 goals in a Champions league game. Arjen Robben scored twice with Thomas Muller finishing the Swiss off.


Bate Borisov 0-7 Shakhtar Donetsk: October 2014 –



Adriano was the hero for the Ukrainian side, Shakhtar destroyed Bate and Adriano became the first player to score 4 times in the first half of a Champions League game. He also tied Lionel Messi as the only player to have scored 5 goals in one Champions League game. The other goals were scored by Texeira and Costa. Adriano also completed the fastest hat trick in the competition in the 40th minute.


Record Champions League wins





Liverpool vs Besiktas

November 2007


Juventus vs Olympiakos

December 2003


Arsenal vs Slavia Prague

October 2007


MSK Zilina vs Marseille

November 2010


Valencia vs KRC Genk

November 2011


Bayern Munich vs Basel

March 2012


Bate Borisov vs Shakhtar Donetsk

October 2014