MONACO 8 DEPORTIVO 3 Group stage, 2003-04
Croatian forward Dado Prso benefited most from a staggeringly open game, netting four times in the competition’s highest-scoring match until Dortmund’s 8-4 win over Legia Warsaw last season.
Deportivo were certainly no mugs, having finished second in La Liga in 2001-02 above Real Madrid and Barcelona, but this was a day they’d wish to forget.
It was only once the score reached 7-3 on 52 minutes that the teams seemingly chose to play a little more cautiously. Monaco went on to make the Gelsenkirchen finale, where their own defensive fallibility ultimately cost them against Porto.