Tuesday's Champions League games make goal-scoring history

The games in Manchester and Leverkusen were high-scoring affairs

BY Daniel Kelly 07:39 Wednesday 22 February 2017, 7:39 22 Feb 2017

Radamel Falcao celebrates scoring his side's opening goal. Picture by Martin Rickett PA Wire/PA Images

Tuesday's Champions League games saw wins for Manchester City and Atletico Madrid in two outstanding matches. 

Manchester City overcame a 3-2 deficit, to score three goals in the last 20 minutes to win 5-3. In Germany, Atletico Madrid defeated Bayer Leverkusen 4-2.

The 14 goals scored in both games, means that a single day of Champions League football has finally broken the seven goal barrier. 

Three matchdays (including two finals) had seen a six goal average, but the second night of 2003 Champions League quarter-final second-legs is the only time a six-goal average has been seen over more than one game.

Manchester United defeated Real Madrid, 4-3 in Old Trafford, while AC Milan were 3-2 winners over Ajax, courtesy of an injury-time winner from Jon Dahl Tomasson. 

The game in Old Trafford is best remembered for Ronaldo's hat-trick. The Brazilian striker was given a standing ovation from the crowd when he was substituted.

Wednesday's games in Seville and Porto have a lot to live up to. 

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