Every season, each league features particular matches which involve plenty of goals.
Sometimes however, it seems as if the defenders just haven’t turned up. Goals start flying in for fun and the crowd wonders whether they’re watching a Sunday league match.
Although fun for the neutral these incredible comebacks and emphatic victories inevitably leave the fans breathless
Here, we look at the highest scoring clashes from each of the following leagues; Ligue 1, Serie A, La Liga, Premier League and the Bundesliga.
5. Ligue 1 | Lorient v Ajaccio | 4-4
Ajaccio were leading 1-4 by the end of the first half and understandably confident of an emphatic victory. But the home team soon made an extraordinary come back to steal a point. Former Arsenal player Jeremie Aliadiere scored twice before another former Arsenal player, Gilles Sunu scored the equaliser inside the 4th minute of stoppage time.
4. Serie A | Torino v Napoli | 3-5
This match took place just over two weeks ago in Turin. A game where Blerim Dzemaili scored a hat-trick for his side who eventually prevailed victorious. After scoring the initial goal of the match, Dzemaili's side found themselves 3-2 down on the 70th minute mark. This was before the Swiss midfielder completed his hat-trick to equalise. Edinson Cavani then found the back of the net twice to lead the Azzurri to victory.
3. La Liga | Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona | 4-5
This clash was outshone by another hat-trick from Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi. But that could've been overshadowed if Deportivo continued their comeback. The home side, after being down 4-0, fought back to be just one goal down by the 47th minute at 3-4. But it was Messi who completed his hat-trick to shatter their hopes of a miraculous comeback. Jordi Alba scored an own goal but it was destined be a consolation for Deportivo and the match finished 4-5.
2. Premier League | Arsenal v Newcastle United | 7-3
This match was important to the Gunners after falling out of the top four to London rivals Tottenham. It was also a big game for Theo Walcott who had yet to sign a new contract with the club. Just weeks after expressing his desire to play as the front man for his side, the England international scored an extravagant hat-trick in what became a destructive victory for the home side.
However, the game wasn’t as one-sided as the score line suggests as Newcastle were competing with the North London side until the 73rd minute – the score was 3-3. It was at this point when Walcott and substitute Olivier Giroud registered two goals apiece to extend their tally to seven.
1. Bundesliga | Bayern Munich v Hamburg | 9-2
This match defines dominance. The Bavarians opened the scoring five minutes into the match through Xherdan Shaqiri. But who would've thought that there were eight more to come. It became bewildering for the away side very quickly. Because by the end of the half they were trailing 5-0 as Claudio Pizarro scored two of what would become four goals for himself.
It wasn't until the 75th minute mark when Jeffrey Bruma slotted in a header from Van der Vaart’s corner. The home side were already leading 8-0 when Jeffrey Bruma scored a consolation for Hamburg. Franck Ribery then added more insult to injury just a minute after the Dutchman's consolation before former Schalke man Heiko Westermann scored his team's second.
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