🤺 Throwback: What are the largest defeats in Champions League history?
🤺 Throwback: What are the largest defeats in Champions League history?
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🤺 Throwback: What are the largest defeats in Champions League history?

With a week to go until more round of 16 action in the 2019/20 Champions League, let's have a stroll down memory lane to relive some of the biggest hammerings in the competition's history.

Liverpool, Real Madrid, Arsenal & Man City have all dished out hidings to their opponents in the past. Here's a quick reminder.

Man City 7-0 Schalke

March 2019

Pep Guardiola's side dispatched their Bundesliga opposition in ruthless style, 10-2 on aggregate in the round of 16. Sergio Aguero (2), Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden & Gabriel Jesus were all on the score sheet as City ran rampant. 

Real Madrid 8-0 Malmö

December 2015

Now Real Madrid's all-time record goalscorer and winner of five Champions League crowns, Cristiano Ronaldo bagged half of Real Madrid's tally on this night. Karim Benzema, still at the club, got a hat trick of his own and current Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata completed the scoring. Rafael Benitez was in charge at the time!

Liverpool 8-0 Beşiktaş 

November 2007

Yossi Benayoun scored a hat-trick as Liverpool hammered Besiktas despite losing 2-1 in Turkey during the reverse group fixture. Ryan Babel, now of Fulham and Peter Crouch, Burnley super-sub, both scored braces. Reds legend Steven Gerrard put the icing on the cake. 

Barcelona 7-0 Celtic 

September 2016

Barcelona's talisman Lionel Messi grabbed a hat-trick and an assist with Luis Suarez, Neymar and Andres Iniesta also stepping up with goals. Argentina forward took less than three minutes to open the scoring and after Moussa Dembele missed a penalty at the other end, he added a second before half-time.

Predictably, Lionel Messi got in on the act here with a hat-trick and an assist. Fellow Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta was also a goal-scorer. Neymar, who has since moved on to pastures new, got four assists on a night Celtic fans and then-manager Brendan Rodgers tried to forget in a hurry. 

Arsenal 7-0 Slavia Prague

October 2007

Fresh-faced teenager Theo Walcott and 20-year-old Cesc Fabregas stole the show here as Arsenal thrashed a poor Slavia Prague side who, incidentally, are in action tonight in the Europa League. Cult figure Nicklas Bendtner also featured and scored for the Gunners in this match. Arsenal would go on to the quarterfinals that year, only to be eliminated by Liverpool. 

Juventus 7-0 Olympiakos

December 2003

Talk about a throwback. Juventus, beaten finalists in the 2003 Champions League final at Old Trafford on penalties to Milan, were far too strong for Olympiakos in the following season's group stages. Iconic names David Trezeguet & Alessandro Del Piero were just two of the ones to feature here, almost 16 years ago.  Juventus would go on to get shocked by Deportivo La Coruna in the round of 16, but more shocks were in store that year when Jose Mourinho's Porto side beat Monaco in the final. A true underdog story. 

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