Let us ask you guys one question: Do you like goals?
Then you were probably doing cartwheels while watching the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
FORTY goals were scored in all, a new record for a single day with eight matches on the agenda — 44 were scored in Oct. 1997, but there were 12 games under the old format — and we put all of them in one video for your viewing pleasure here.
It wasn’t the only record set on Tuesday.
Shakhtar Donetsk put in seven goals on their own against BATE Borisov — as did Bayern Munich at Roma — and were already up 6-0 by halftime, the largest lead ever in a Champions League match at the half.
The 7-0 final score also marked the biggest away win in the competition’s history:
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague)October 21, 2014
Of those seven goals, Luiz Adriano scored FIVE, making him only the second player — equaling Barcelona’s Lionel Messi total versus Bayer Leverkusen in 2012 — ever to score that many in one Champions League match. Being in the company of Messi is never a bad thing!
The Brazilian also scored four in one half, the first time that has been achieved, and did so in just 17 minutes, another record.
Wednesday, you have a lot to live up to!
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