The Highest Scoring Matches From Euro Championship

By Peter C

The Euro championship witnessed many high-scoring encounters over the years, both at the group stages and at the knockout rounds. Let’s assess the list of the highest-scoring matches in Euro history.

Yugoslavia 2-4 West Germany (aet): 1976 semi-finals

One of the greatest comebacks in Euro history. West Germany trailed by two goals, but with eight minutes left, they scored two quick-fire goals to send the match into extra time before netting a further two to eliminate Yugoslavia.

Croatia 3-5 Spain: 2020 round of 16

We’ve had to wait till 2021 to witness the first time exactly eight goals will be scored in the history of the competition.

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Yugoslavia 3-4 Spain: 2000 group stage

This group stage encounter between Spain and Yugoslavia produced seven goals, with La Roja emerging victorious.

France 4-5 Yugoslavia: 1960 semi-finals

This match remains the highest-scoring fixture ever in EURO championship history. Nine goals in a single match 61 years ago.

France 5-2 Iceland: 2016 quarter-finals

Another seven-goal thriller, France, ended surprise package Iceland’s Cinderella run at the 2016 Euro Championship.

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Russia 3-3 Czech Republic: 1996 group stage

Russia came from two goals down to lead 3-2 in the game before a late equalizer from Vladimír Šmicer ensured both teams shared the spoils.

Yugoslavia 3-3 Slovenia: 2000 group stage

Despite being a man down and three goals behind, Yugoslavia netted thrice within seven second-half minutes to level matters and grab a point after 90 minutes.