Manchester City's 6-3 win against Leipzig is the eighth in the competition to yield nine goals or more: see the list.
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Manchester City's 6-3 win against Leipzig was only the eighth game in the UEFA Champions League era to feature nine or more goals.
The record for a Matchday 1 match, it was the sixth group game overall to yield that high a tally. Bayern's 8-2 victory against Barcelona in the 2020 Lisbon quarter-finals was the highest-scoring knockout game in the UEFA Champions League era, but even that fell just short of being the match with the most goals in the competition's history.
Feyenoord's 12-2 success against KR Reykjavík in the 1969/70 first round is the highest-scoring game in the history of the European Cup, while Sporting CP's 16-1 humbling of APOEL in the European Cup Winners' Cup second round first leg in January 1963 remains the game with most goals across all of UEFA's senior men's football club competitions.
UEFA Champions League's highest scoring matches
12 Dortmund 8-4 Legia Warszawa, 22/11/2016
11 Monaco 8-3 Deportivo La Coruña, 05/11/2003
10 Barcelona 2-8 Bayern, 14/08/2020
9 Paris Saint-Germain 7-2 Rosenborg, 24/10/2000
9 Lyon 7-2 Werder Bremen, 08/03/2005
9 Villarreal 6-3 Aalborg, 21/10/2008
9 Tottenham 2-7 Bayern, 01/10/2019
9 Manchester City 6-3 Leipzig, 15/09/2021