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The 7-0 win against Celtic is Barça's biggest victory in the Champions League

The 7-0 win against Celtic is Barça's biggest victory in the Champions League
The 7-0 win against Celtic is Barça's biggest victory in the Champions League
Barça broke many records with the 7-0 win against Celtic. With that score, Luis Enrique's team has entered the history books because it...
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Barça broke many records with the 7-0 win against Celtic. With that score, Luis Enrique's team has entered the history books because it represents the largest club win in the European Cup's history.

So far, the team had managed a 7-1 against Bayer Leverkusen in 2012 but had never been able to win by seven goals of difference. Furthermore, yesterday's goal difference is the highest ever recorded in the first round of the Champions League.

However, the 7-0 win is not the biggest in the history of the Champions League. Real Madrid in 2015 and Liverpool in 2007 were able to win a game 8-0 against Besiktas and Malmö respectively. Interestingly, the coach who led both was the same: Rafa Benítez.

On the other hand, the 7-0 defeat was the worst that Celtic have ever received in an European competition.

3rd best victory in Europe

Even though Barça has never been able to win by more than 7 goals in the Champions League, the team has done it twice before in the UEFA Cup.

The first time was in 1982 against Apollon Lemesos of Cyprus with a 8-0 win at Camp Nou. In 2003, Barça repeated the same score against the Matador Púchov Slovakia.