It rained goals Tuesday night during the Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and Legia Warsaw (8-4), but Feyenoord’s 47 year old record did not come in sight.
The Rotterdam based team, that plays Manchester United on thursday in the Europa League at Old Trafford, crushed Iceland’s KR Reykjavik 12-2 on September 17, 1969 and therefore still holds the record for most goals in a single game in the European Cup I / Champions League.
Feyenoord reached the final of the tournament in that season and won the final against Celtic from Scotland with 2-1 to become the first Dutch club to win a European cup.
The all-time European Cup record, with the European Cup II, UEFA Cup and Europa League count, also still stands after Tuesday. In the 1963/64 season Sporting Portugal destroyed APOEL Nicosia from Cyprus 16-1 in the European Cup II.
Dortmund and Legia do hold the official Champions League record, which emerged from the European Cup I in 1992/93. AS Monaco and Deportivo La Coruña (8-3) saw their historic duel in 2003 disappear from the books on Tuesday.
The last time there were 12 goals in a European game was in 1984 when Feyenoord’s rivals Ajax Amsterdam took down Red Boys Differdange from Luxemburg 14-0.