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How two former European champions stole the show with a 5-5 Championship draw

Social media was abuzz with talk of the game between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

The Champions League took a back seat on Wednesday night as two former European champions stole the limelight in a 5-5 Sky Bet Championship thriller.

Aston Villa, with one, and Nottingham Forest with two have three European titles between them, but find themselves playing in the second tier of English football these days.

But when the two came head-to-head at Villa Park, the goals went flying in to such an extent that social media could not help but turn its attention from the Champions League to the Championship.

The score was 3-3 at half-time after a Tammy Abraham hat-trick for the hosts, but neither side was done there.

Villa eventually found themselves 5-4 up with just 10 minutes of normal time remaining, but Lewis Grabban had other ideas and levelled things up with his second of the game.

The officials stayed on message too, with five minutes of stoppage time only adding to the tension.

Eventually the game ended with the scores level, and while games like Paris St Germain v Liverpool and Tottenham v Inter Milan looked like being the main events, they were upstaged by two old hands.

To award each side just one point seemed a little unfair after such a feast of entertainment.

Although spare a thought for both sides’ social media teams who had to tweet the goals as they went in.

It might not have been the European night fans dream of, but there’s no doubting what the game of the evening was.

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