Many Champions League matches have been one-sided, but some have resulted in embarrassing thrashings.

Here, we look at the six most emphatic scorelines in the Champions League's  current format, which was introduced at the start of the the 2003/04 campaign.

Five of the six matches listed all finished 7-0.

Zilina v Marseille | 0-7 | 2010/11 | Group Stage

It was only the Slovakian side's second ever home game in the group stage of Europe's premier club competition, but it ended all but well for the home side. In a match where Andre-Pierre Gignac scored a hat-trick, the French side completely dominated the underdogs from start to finish, as the former competition winners ended up putting seven in the net in front of an embarrassed crowd.

Zilina failed to earn any points in the group, whereas Marseille attained 12 points only to be knocked out in the round of 16.

Juventus v Olympiakos | 7-0 | 2003/04 | Group Stage

The Old Lady didn't hold back in what was the last match of the group stage for each side. David Trezeguet scored a brace for the home side before five different goalscorers, including Alessandro del Piero, registered a goal apiece to make the total seven at their former ground, the Stadio delle Alpi.

Juve were eliminated in the first knockout round after 13 points were obtained, as opposed to Olympiakos who were last in the group.

Arsenal v Slavia Prague | 7-0 | 2007/08 | Group Stage

The Gunners had already won their two opening games before unleashing on their Czech opponents. Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott who were, at the time, still teenagers both scored a brace to help dominate the opposition.

However, Arsene Wenger's men were only able to suffice for a point when they travelled to Prague. The north London side finished second in their group before exiting after the quarter-finals, while their opponents entered the UEFA Cup.

Valencia v Genk | 7-0 | 2011-12 | Group Stage

In their second last match of the group stage, despite being just three points away from each other, a mismatch took place. Valencia, with the support of Roberto Soldado's hat-trick, did not stop scoring as the goals rained down at the Mestalla.

Unfortunately, neither team were able to advance to the knockout stage. However, Valencia did finish third and therefore, competed in the Europa League.

Bayern Munich v Basel | 7-0 | 2011-12 | Round of 16 (Second leg)

In the last of the 7-0 defeats, Bayern faced Swiss opposition in the round of 16. The first leg perhaps gave the underdogs some confidence as they defeated the Bavarians 1-0 at St. Jakob-Park. But this may have left the favourites fuming as they ran rampant in the second.

Mario Gomez, who ended up with 12 goals for the tournament, netted four goals for the match with three of them coming in the second half alone. Bayern Munich went on to lose in the final against Chelsea. 

Liverpool v Besiktas | 8-0 | 2007-08 | Group Stage

The biggest win of the last ten campaigns.

Having never reached the knockout stage in this tournament, the Turkish side's hopes of doing so very much shattered. Liverpool, who were defeated in the final the previous season, were in devastating form at Anfield on this particular night.

Peter Crouch opened the scoring in the 19th minute, which turned out to be his first of two, but no one would have thought there were seven more to come. Yossi Benayoun scored a hat-trick for his side as the Black Eagles were left helpless, as Steven Gerrard and Ryan Babel also netted for the Reds.

Liverpool went on to reach the semi-finals before being knocked out by Chelsea at extra-time. Besiktas, meanwhile, finished last in the group.

 

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