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Dortmund & Legia break Champions League goals record

Borussia Dortmund celebrate making Champions League history

It was a night of celebration for Dortmund – who became the fourth team to score eight goals in a single Champions League match

Borussia Dortmund and Legia Warsaw made Champions League history on Tuesday – with the 12 goals they shared the highest in a single match.

Thomas Tuchel’s side beat their Polish opponents 8-4 on a truly memorable evening in Germany.

It surpassed the 11 scored when Monaco beat Deportivo La Coruna 8-3 in 2003.

There were seven goals in 22 first-half minutes – and Legia ended up as the first side to score four goals in a Champions League match and still lose.

A record-breaking evening

  • It is the first time in Champions League history that eight players scored in a single match.
  • Dortmund became the fourth team after Liverpool, Monaco and Real Madrid to score eight goals in a Champions League fixture.
  • It was the first match in any European competition with 12 goals since Ajax defeated Luxembourg’s Red Boys Differdange 14-0 in the old Uefa Cup on 3 October 1984.
  • Only one match in the history of the European Cup and Champions League has had more goals – that was when Dutch side Feyenoord beat KR of Iceland 12-2 in September 1969.
  • Dortmund have now scored 14 goals against Legia this season – the most by any team against a single opponent in one Champions League campaign.
  • Shinji Kagawa – once of Manchester United – scored two goals in just 76 seconds, the fastest double in Champions League history.

A dream return for Reus

Dortmund’s Marco Reus celebrated his return after six months out by not only captaining the side but also by scoring a hat-trick.

“I was just happy to be there from the start,” said Reus, who missed the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016 because of injury.

“It is how you imagine your perfect comeback. I waited a long time for this and so it is even sweeter. The ball will be signed by everyone and will go on the shelf.”

How the record breaking unfolded

Eins – Legia in the lead

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So far, so good for Legia Warsaw as Aleksandar Prijovic opens the scoring for them after 10 minutes

Zwei – but they don’t lead for long

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Shinji Kagawa equalises on 17 minutes and then the floodgates open…

Drei – the Germans take the lead

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Less than a minute later, he fires in a second to give Dortmund a lead that they do not surrender

Vier – and then they go further in front

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Three minutes after that, Nuri Sahin capitalises on a goalkeeping mistake, scoring the German side’s third. This game is only just getting started…

Funf – but Legia strike back

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Prijovic scores another (making it 3-2, for those keeping count) – that’s four goals in seven scintillating minutes

Sechs – it’s now 4-2, do keep up

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Ousmane Dembele had a cracking game – scoring Borussia Dortmund’s fourth on 29 minutes, and assisting on three others

Sieben – Reus joins the party

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Making his first appearance after six months out injured, Marco Reus decides to join in the party. He scores his first as the clock hits 32 minutes…

Acht – and then scores another one

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… and his second on 52 minutes. Spoiler: He isn’t done there…

Neun – comeback time?

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Legia’s Michal Kucharczyk attempts to stage a comeback – making it 6-3 after 57 minutes – but the momentum seems to be in Dortmund’s favour

Zehn – we’ve hit double figures

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In a rare period of calm, 24 whole minutes pass without a goal. But Felix Passlack shatters that with Dortmund’s seventh

Elf – been a long night lads?

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Perhaps Nemanja Nikolic’s goal, to take the score to 7-4, is too much for the Legia fans, who all seem to misplace their shirts in the excitement

Zwolf – it finishes 8-4

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Not satisfied with topping Group F and matching the Champions League record for most goals in a single match, Dortmund’s captain Marco Reus rounds off the night with a hat-trick – and makes history

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Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 8, Legia Warsaw 4.

Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 8, Legia Warsaw 4.

Goal! Borussia Dortmund 8, Legia Warsaw 4. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Attempt missed. Michal Kucharczyk (Legia Warsaw) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jakub Rzezniczak.

Offside, Legia Warsaw. Tomasz Jodlowiec tries a through ball, but Michal Kucharczyk is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Reus.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

Attempt saved. Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro.

Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jakub Rzezniczak (Legia Warsaw).

Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund).

Miroslav Radovic (Legia Warsaw) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro.

Offside, Legia Warsaw. Michal Kucharczyk tries a through ball, but Nemanja Nikolic is caught offside.

Goal! Borussia Dortmund 7, Legia Warsaw 4. Nemanja Nikolic (Legia Warsaw) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Miroslav Radovic.

Foul by Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund).

Bartosz Bereszynski (Legia Warsaw) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal! Borussia Dortmund 7, Legia Warsaw 3. Felix Passlack (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a fast break.

Attempt saved. André Schürrle (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Pulisic.

Foul by Felix Passlack (Borussia Dortmund).

Jakub Rzezniczak (Legia Warsaw) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund).

Miroslav Radovic (Legia Warsaw) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Nemanja Nikolic (Legia Warsaw) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Miroslav Radovic.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Christian Pulisic following a fast break.

Substitution, Legia Warsaw. Nemanja Nikolic replaces Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.

Attempt missed. Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by André Schürrle with a cross.

Sebastian Rode (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (Legia Warsaw).

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. André Schürrle replaces Ousmane Dembélé.

Attempt missed. Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replaces Nuri Sahin.

Substitution, Legia Warsaw. Mateusz Wieteska replaces Aleksandar Prijovic.

Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Gonzalo Castro tries a through ball, but Nuri Sahin is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Miroslav Radovic (Legia Warsaw) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.

Foul by Ousmane Dembélé (Borussia Dortmund).

Bartosz Bereszynski (Legia Warsaw) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Sebastian Rode (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (Legia Warsaw).

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38055258