Real Sociedad equal biggest Europa League win

Real Sociedad's 6-0 defeat of Vardar in Skopje equals the biggest win in UEFA Europa League history while setting a new bar for the heaviest margin of victory on the road.

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Real Sociedad recorded the biggest away win – and equalled the heaviest margin of victory anywhere – in UEFA Europa League history with their 6-0 defeat of Vardar on Thursday.

THE MATCH AS IT HAPPENED

Only four teams have ever prevailed by a six-goal margin, Lyon the most recent to do so when they ran out 7-1 victors over AZ Alkmaar in last season's round of 32 second leg.

Highlights: Vardar 0-6 Real Sociedad
Highlights: Vardar 0-6 Real Sociedad

Biggest UEFA Europa League wins

7-1: Lyon v AZ Alkmaar (2016/17)
6-0: Vardar v Real Sociedad (2017/18)
6-0: Steaua Bucureşti v Aalborg (2014/15)
6-0: Valencia v Rapid Wien (2015/16)

Willian José contributed four of Sociedad's goals in Skopje, becoming only the third man to end a single UEFA Europa League fixture with that tally. Aritz Aduriz is the only player to have found the net five times in a UEFA Europa League game.

Most goals in a UEFA Europa League game

5: Aritz Aduriz – Athletic Club 5-3 Genk (2016/17)
4: Willian José – Vardar 0-6 Real Sociedad (2017/18)
4: Radamel Falcao – Porto 5-1 Villarreal (2010/11)
4: Edinson Cavani – Napoli 4-2 Dnipro (2012/13)

Real Sociedad's exploits come just two days after Liverpool equalled the record away victory in the UEFA Champions League with a 7-0 defeat of Maribor in Slovenia.