PSG and Bayern Munich went on a scoring spree on the last matchday, as the Parisians crushed Lille 7-1 – with Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe all causing havoc – and as Bayern Munich also hit the magic number, thrashing Bochum 7-0, with Sadio Mane scoring his first goals for the Bavarian club.
However, those results were merely an appetiser for what was to occur a week later, as we’ve seen several big wins this Saturday and Sunday.
Liverpool make history
Outrageous results have multiplied this weekend in all parts of Europe. The goals are spreading across the old continent.
That was even the case in the Premier League, where Liverpool crushed Bournemouth 9-0 to equal the biggest win in the history of the competition.
Alongside the attacking landmark for Jurgen Klopp‘s side, Manchester United have had two previous 9-0 victories in the Premier League, coming against Ipswich Town in 1995 and Southampton in 2021. Leicester City also defeated the Saints 9-0 back in 2019.
Union Berlin keep it up
In the Bundesliga, surprise package Union Berlin thrashed Schalke 6-1 away with two goals from Sheraldo Becker, the German top scorer alongside Chistopher Nkunku.
They are now joint leaders with Bayern Munich at the summit of the table.
A bounce-back win for PSV
PSV Eindhoven bounced back from Champions League elimination when they returned to domestic action.
In the Eredivisie, Ruud van Nistelrooy‘s charges hit six in a 6-1 victory over Excelsior.
More records around Europe
Montpellier achieved their biggest win in Ligue 1 with a 7-0 drubbing of Brest, while history was made in Scotland when Celtic beat Dundee United 9-0.
It was the biggest away victory in the history of the Scottish giants and will serve as a warning to Real Madrid ahead of their Champions League meeting.