Tottenham got their Champions League campaign back on track with a 5-0 win against Red Star on Tuesday night. They bounced back brilliantly from their heavy defeat to Bayern Munich and their five-star performance got us thinking about the previous games where an English side had scored five or more in Europe, so we’ve taken a look at some of the other times when sides from the Premier League ran riot in the Champions League.
Leeds 6-0 Besiktas
During their famous Champions League stint, Leeds hit Besiktas for six at Elland Road. Mark Viduka, Dominic Matteo, Eirik Bakke and Darren Huckerby joined Lee Bowyer on the scoresheet that night.
Liverpool 5-0 Spartak Moscow - 2002
Emile Heskey, Bruno Cheyrou, Michael Owen, Sami Hyypia and Salif Diao helped Liverpool to a comfortable home win against the Russian side back in 2002.
Man United 5-1 Nantes - 2002
French outfit Nantes felt the wrath of Manchester United way back in 2002, as Sir Alex Ferguson’s side sealed a 5-1 victory at Old Trafford, despite initially going a goal behind.
Man United 5-0 Panathinaikos - 2003
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was among the goals back in 2003, with the Red Devils recording a comfortable victory against the Greek side.
Man United 6-2 Fenerbahce - 2004
Wayne Rooney announced himself as a Manchester United player with a brilliant hat-trick on his debut for the Red Devils as they beat Fenerbahce 6-2.
Liverpool 8-0 Besiktas - 2007
Yossi Benayoun scored a hat-trick on a wonderful night at Anfield as the Reds eased past their Turkish opposition. Steven Gerrard, Peter Crouch and Ryan Babel were also on the scoresheet.
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Arsenal 7-0 Slavia Prague - 2007
A young Theo Walcott scored his first-ever Champions League goal to help the Gunners advance to the knockout stages in style back in 2007.
Man Utd 7-1 Roma - 2007
A ruthless Manchester United side eased past the Italian outfit 8-2 on aggregate. Michael Carrick, Alan Smith, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrice Evra were among the goals that night.
Arsenal 5 - 0 FC Porto - 2010
Nicklas Bendtner sealed himself a Champions League hat-trick with a last-minute penalty as Arsenal scored big against Portuguese opposition back in 2010.
Arsenal 6-0 Braga - 2010
Arsenal were 3-0 up before half-time as they beat Braga back in 2010. Carlos Vela scored a late double to pile on the misery for the Portuguese side.
Chelsea 5-0 Genk - 2011
Fernando Torres got himself on the scoresheet twice as Chelsea equalled their Champions League record for the biggest win. Raul Meireles and Branislav Ivanovic helped Chelsea to a 4-0 half-time lead.
Bayer Leverkusen 0-5 Man United - 2013
Manchester United recorded their biggest away win in Europe with a 5-0 victory against Bayer Leverkusen back in 2013. One of only a few highlights from David Moyes’ time in charge.
Chelsea 6-0 NK Maribor - 2014
Didier Drogba scored his first Chelsea goal after re-joining the club for a second spell as Jose Mourinho’s side put the Slovenians to the sword at Stamford Bridge.
Schalke 0-5 Chelsea - 2014
A ruthless Chelsea side piled on the pressure against former manager Roberto Di Matteo with a 5-0 win away from home in the Champions League to qualify for the knockout round.
Arsenal 6-0 Ludogorets - 2016
Then-Bulgarian champions Ludogorets were helpless as an Alexis Sanchez-inspired Arsenal put six past them at the Emirates. The Chilean’s brilliant chip was the pick of the goals.
NK Maribor 0-7 Liverpool - 2017
In one of the more recent thrashings, Liverpool eased pasted NK Maribor back in 2017. The Reds had five different scorers on the night with Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold all finding the back of the net.
Liverpool 7-0 Spartak Moscow - 2017
Philippe Coutinho scored a hat-trick to help Liverpool on their way to a big win at Anfield in 2017. Sadio Mane scored a brace in between goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
Man City 5-3 AS Monaco - 2017
Manchester City were forced to come from behind against an exciting AS Monaco side at home. Raheem Sterling, John Stones, Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane helped them secure a two-goal advantage.
Chelsea 6-0 Qarabag - 2017
Chelsea returned to the Champions League with a bang, putting six past Qarabag. David Zappacosta scored a wonderful long-range effort to get his first goal for the club on the night.
FC Porto 0-5 Liverpool - 2018
Liverpool continued their recent trend of winning big in Europe as they thrashed Porto away, with Sadio Mane scoring a brilliant hat-trick.
Man City 7-0 Schalke - 2019
Manchester City’s 7-0 win over Schalke earlier this year equalled a Champions League record for the biggest win in a knockout game. Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus all helped themselves to goals.
Man City 5-1 Atalanta - 2019
On the same night that Spurs put five past Red Star, Manchester City hammered Atalanta 5-1 at the Etihad. City actually went 1-0 down but rallied to win 5-1, with Raheem Sterling scoring a hat-trick.