Records fall for Luiz Adriano, Shakhtar and Bayern

FC Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Bayern München set UEFA Champions League records on a night five-goal Luiz Adriano earned a place in the history books alongside Lionel Messi.

Shakhtar celebrate another goal at BATE
Shakhtar celebrate another goal at BATE ©AFP/Getty Images

It was a night when UEFA Champions League goalscoring records tumbled, FC Bayern München becoming the first team to score five first-half goals away from home – only to be quickly supplanted by FC Shakhtar Donetsk, whose striker Luiz Adriano matched Lionel Messi's individual scoring feat.

Twenty-one goals were registered in the first half of Tuesday's fixtures, the vast majority of them in Rome and Borisov – to the chagrin of the respective home sides. Only two clubs had previously netted five times in the first half of a UEFA Champions League game – AS Monaco FC against RC Deportivo La Coruña (5-2, 2003) and Bayern against LOSC Lille (5-0, 2012) – but Bayern and Shakhtar doubled that contingent to four in the space of 45 breathless minutes.

Bayern became the first team to score five away in the first half when Thomas Müller converted a 36th-minute penalty at the Stadio Olimpico to put them 5-0 up on AS Roma. Shakhtar were not to be outdone, however, notching their fifth at FC BATE Borisov through Luiz Adriano in the 40th minute, the No9 completing his hat-trick.

The forward extended the damage to 6-0 four minutes later, making his club the first to score six times in a UEFA Champions League fixture, and Luiz Adriano the 12th player to claim four or more in a match. Luiz Adriano is the first to manage it in the first half, however, and at 17 minutes his is also the fastest four-goal haul in the competition's history. To cap a glorious night for the 27-year-old Brazilian, he slotted home a late penalty to score his fifth; only Lionel Messi had previously achieved that feat.

While Shakhtar equalled the biggest margin of an away victory with their 7-0 success at BATE, Bayern had to be content with a 7-1 win and joint-third place on that particular list. Those two games provided 15 of tonight's 40 goals; the record for a single matchday is 63, set in the first round of group games in the 2000/01 edition. 

Biggest UEFA Champions League victories
8-0 Liverpool FC v Beşiktaş JK (06/11/2007)
7-0 Juventus v Olympiacos FC (10/12/2003)
7-0 Arsenal FC v SK Slavia Praha (23/10/2007)
0-7 MŠK Žilina v Olympique de Marseille (03/11/2010)
0-7 FC BATE Borisov v FC Shakhtar Donetsk (21/10/2014)
7-0 Valencia CF v KRC Genk (23/11/2011)
7-0 FC Bayern München v FC Basel 1893 (13/03/2012)

Biggest UEFA Champions League away victories
0-7 FC BATE Borisov v FC Shakhtar Donetsk (21/10/2014)
0-7 MŠK Žilina v Olympique de Marseille (03/11/2010)
1-7 GNK Dinamo Zagreb v Olympique Lyonnais (07/12/2011)
1-7 AS Roma v FC Bayern München (21/10/2014)

Five goals in a UEFA Champions League game
Lionel Messi FC Barcelona v Bayer 04 Leverkusen (07/03/2012)
Luiz Adriano FC BATE Borisov v FC Shakhtar Donetsk (21/10/2014)

Fastest four goals in a UEFA Champions League game
17 minutes Luiz Adriano FC BATE Borisov v FC Shakhtar Donetsk (28, 36, 40, 44)
24 minutes Dado Pršo AS Monaco FC v RC Deportivo La Coruña (26, 30, 45, 49)
24 minutes Mario Gomez FC Bayern München v FC Basel 1893 7-0 (44, 50, 61, 67)

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