Highest-scoring Champions League first leg ties ever - ESPN Stats & Info
Manchester City and AS Monaco combined for eight goals during the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie -- and they weren't the only clubs with a potent attack.
The 34 goals scored in the first leg ties were the most in Champions League history, surpassing the 26 scored in 2013-14, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
City won 5-3 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, highlighted by a frantic second half in which the two teams alternated claiming the lead.
Bayern Munich scored five goals against Arsenal on Feb. 15, Paris Saint-Germain scored four times in a shutout of Barcelona on Feb. 14 and Atletico Madrid won 4-2 at Bayer Leverkusen.
That doesn't compare to 2014, when three players scored a brace in the same game. Real Madrid won 6-1 away at Schalke in the first leg, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale all spurring their club to victory.
Madrid, who eventually won the Champions League that year, advanced past Schalke on 9-2 aggregate. City and Monaco need to combine for just three goals in the second leg to match that output -- and if the first leg is any indication, it seems entirely possible it could happen.
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