5 Biggest UEFA Champions League Wins In Football History

Do you know the biggest Champions League wins in history and which teams have won the Champions League the most times in its history?

Since the rebranded European tournament began in 1992, we’ve kept track of every time a side has won a match by at least seven goals. 

  • Liverpool 8-0 Beşiktaş

(6th November, 2007)

When Liverpool beat Turkish side Beşiktaş at Anfield in November 2007, they became the first team in UEFA Champions League history to score eight goals. This remains one of the two most significant Champions League victories, with Real Madrid’s victory over Malmo eight years later. 

Liverpool scored eight goals in this victory, with Yossi Benayoun scoring three of them, becoming the first and only Israeli player to score a hat trick in Europe’s top club competition. 

Six of Liverpool’s eight goals came after halftime, making them the first team in Champions League history to score six goals in the second half, a feat that has only been repeated once since, in Lyon’s 7-1 demolition of Dinamo Zagreb in 2011.

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  • Real Madrid 8-0 Malmö FF

(8th December, 2015)

Rafael Benitez was in full control of Liverpool’s 8-0 win against Beşiktaş in 2007, and he did it again eight years later when he was in control of Real Madrid. There have only been two undisputed largest Champions League victories in history, and both were orchestrated by the Spanish coach. It’s not bad. 

Real Madrid’s goals were scored by Cristiano Ronaldo (four) and Karim Benzema (three), making this the only game in UCL history in which two separate players scored a hat-trick. Ronaldo’s goals helped him set a Champions League record of 11 goals in the group stage alone that season, and he finished the season with 16 goals, a total only surpassed by his own effort in 2013-14. (17). 

This came after a 4-0 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk and a 5-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain for Malmö. In total, they conceded 21 goals in the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League group stage, the fifth-highest total by a team in the competition’s history. 

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Real Madrid went on to win the Champions League final in 2015-16, beating Atlético Madrid in a penalty shootout in Cardiff.

  • Juventus 7-0 Olympiakos

(10th December, 2003)

In the 2003-04 Champions League group stage, Juventus beat Olympiacos 7-0 at Stadio delle Alpi, with six different players contributing goals on the night.

Over half of Olympiacos’ goals conceded in the tournament that season (54 percent) came in this single encounter, but it didn’t matter in the end, as the Italians were knocked out in the next round after a two-leg last-16 loss to Deportivo La Corua (2-0).

  • Arsenal 7-0 Slavia Prague

(23rd October, 2007)

Following Manchester United’s 7-1 win over Roma in the 2006-07 quarter-finals, this was the second time an English team scored seven goals in a UEFA Champions League game. 

Theo Walcott scored twice in this match, his first two goals in the Champions League, and at 18 years and 221 days old, he is the youngest English player to score a brace in the competition.

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Only Jude Bellingham, Jadon Sancho (both for Borussia Dortmund) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have scored in the UCL when they were younger than Walcott. 

This was Arsenal’s final win in a run of 12 straight victories in all competitions (including a Premier League victory against rivals Tottenham), but what a way to finish it.

  • MŠK Žilina 0-7 Marseille

(3rd November, 2010)

In November 2010, Marseille made history by being the first team to score seven goals away from home in a UEFA Champions League match when they thrashed MK ilina of Slovakia. They are still the only French club to score seven goals in a single competition match. 

André-Pierre Gignac scored a hat-trick for Marseille, becoming only the fourth Frenchman to score three goals in a Champions League match at the time, behind Sylvain Wiltord, Thierry Henry, and Franck Sauzée (all for OM).

MK ilina ended the season with a goal difference of -16 after losing all six of their games in the competition. This defeat certainly didn’t help. Since then, no Slovak team has qualified for the Champions League.

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