Highest scoring draws in Champions League history, where does Chelsea's 4-4 against Ajax rank?

Highest scoring draws in Champions League history, where does Chelsea's 4-4 against Ajax rank?

Chelsea played out an entertaining 4-4 draw against Ajax on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge, in one of the highlight matches of an entertaining Champions League night. 

It was a crazy night at the Bridge. The hosts conceded two own goals but scored twice from the spot as they erased a three-goal deficit to draw 4-4 in one of the highest-scoring draws. 

The scoreline was however aided by two red cards to the visitors, which made them vulnerable as Chelsea went for the jugular. 

After the crazy match at Stamford Bridge, which are other highest-scoring draws in the competition?

Hamburger 4-4 Juventus - 2000

A Juventus side oozing with talent including the likes of Van der Sar, Inzaghi, Del Piero, Edgar Davids and Zinedine Zidane was held to a pulsating draw at the first group stage match of the 2000/01 season, in a tie Inzaghi scored a hat-trick. 

Igor Tudor gave the Turin-based side the lead after just six minutes, but Tony Yeboah equalised on the 17th minute. 

Inzaghi then restored their lead and put them 3-1 up by the 52nd minute, but Mahdavikia pulled one back before Hans Butt equalised.

The home team then took the lead with eight minutes to go through Niko Kovač, but Inzaghi equalised from the spot six minutes later. 

Chelsea 4-4 Liverpool - 2009

Frank Lampard scored twice at Stamford Bridge as they played to an entertaining 4-4 draw on their way to the semifinals. 

Chelsea were leading 3-1 from the first leg at Anfield, but Liverpool took control of the match at the Bridge, leading 2-0 going into the break after goals from Fabio Aurelio and Xabi Alonso. 

Drogba scored immediately after the re-start and Alex's thunderbolt drew the match level before Lampard gave the Blues a 3-2 lead.

Lucas Leiva equalised and Dirk Kuyt followed it up with a clinical header to stun the Bridge as they led 4-3, and needed a single goal to advance.

Lampard, however, ensured their place in the next round with a stoppage-time goal that saw the match end in a draw. 

Leverkusen 4-4 Roma - 2015

In a more recent game, Bayer Leverkusen raced into a two-goal lead over Roma in the opening 20 minutes but were shocked as the visitors eventually led 4-2 going into the final 10 minutes. 

Javier Hernandez had given the hosts a two-goal cushion by the 19th minute, but veteran Daniele De Rossi's brace levelled matters.

Miralem Pjanic and substitute Iago Falqué saw Roma lead 4-2, but Kevin Kampl and Admir Mehmedi scored in the 84th and 86th minute respectively as the match ended 4-4. 

Chelsea vs Ajax - 2019

Second time Chelsea are playing out an entertaining 4-4 draw. The visitors scored in the second minute courtesy of a Tammy Abraham own goal but Chelsea were level two minutes later from a Jorginho Penalty. 

Quincy Promes then gave the Amsterdam-based side the lead with a clinical header, before another own goal, this time Kepa Arrizabalaga heading into his own net following a Ziyech freekick that deflected off the upright for a 3-1 lead. 

Van de Beek gave the visitors the fourth goal as they seemed to be cruising to a huge win, but a moment of madness changed all that. 

Chelsea pulled one back through captain Cezar Azpilcueta before the visitors were given two red cards and the home team awarded a penalty, which was comfortably tucked by Jorginho.

Reece James scored the equaliser, and the VAR cancelled an Azpilcueta goal that could have seen the match end 5-4 in favour of the hosts. 

In the end, a classic night ended with the two sides level, 4-4.