Top 5 highest-scoring games in Champions League history
Since the inaugural UEFA Champions League edition in 1992, fans have been treated to some splendid football and there have been a number of high-scoring dramatic games in the competition's history,
Liverpool managed to score seven times twice this season and recorded two of the biggest wins of the competition against Spartak Moskva and Maribor with 7-0 wins. Real Madrid and Barcelona have also recorded some massive victories in the last decade but none of the games features in the list of highest scoring games in the competition.
While the teams have played their part in the scorelines, it is the failure of their opponents to find a reply that denies them a place on this list, as we take a look at the five highest scoring matches in the competition.
#5 9 goals - Villarreal CF 6-3 Aalborg BK, 21 October 2008
During the 2008-09 group stage, Villareal thrashed Aalborg 6-3 in a game that became only the third game in the competition to have 9 goals in a game. Goals from Giuseppe Rossi, Joan Capdevila, Pires and a Joseba Llorente hat-trick secured the points for the Spanish side, while Saganowski, Enevoldsen and Johansson netted for Aalborg.
Manuel Pellegriniheld the reins at the Spanish club at the time and the manager guided the club to the quarter-finals, where Arsenal knocked the Yellow Submarine out of the competition. Manchester United went on to claim the trophy at the end of the year beating Chelsea in an all-English final.
The club currently sits in fifth place in La Liga, one point behind Real Madrid in fourth, although they have played a game more than the Spanish giants. Villarreal could make the Champions League spots this season under Javier Calleja with a good run of wins towards the end of the season.