Dortmund break group stage goals record

Borussia Dortmund have broken the record for goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League group stage after taking their tally to 21 in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Real Madrid.

Marco Reus's late equaliser for Borussia Dortmund away to Real Madrid on Wednesday was significant on several fronts.

Most immediately, it meant the German side pipped their opponents to top spot in Group F; in the longer scheme of things, it earned Thomas Tuchel's team a UEFA Champions League record.

Dortmund's tally of 21 goals in this group stage surpasses the previous best of 20 set by Manchester United in 1998/99 and since equalled three times – most recently by Barcelona only 24 hours before.

Dortmund 8-4 Legia: Best of the action
Dortmund 8-4 Legia: Best of the action

2016/17: Borussia Dortmund – 21 goals
v Legia Warszawa (a) W6-0
v Real Madrid (h) D2-2
v Sporting CP (a) W2-1
v Sporting CP (h) W1-0
v Legia Warszawa (h) W8-4
v Real Madrid (a) D2-2

• Dortmund's 8-4 defeat of Legia was the highest-scoring game in UEFA Champions League history.
• Goals: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (5), Marco Reus (4), Shinji Kagawa (2), Marc Bartra (1), Raphaël Guerreiro (1), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (1), Felix Passlack (1), Gonzalo Castro (1), Julian Weigl (1), Ousmane Dembélé (1), Mario Götze (1), Adrián Ramos (1), André Schürrle (1)

1998/99: Manchester United – 20 goals
v Barcelona (h) D3-3
v Bayern München (a) D2-2
v Brøndby (a) W6-2
v Brøndby (h) W5-0
v Barcelona (a) D3-3
v Bayern München D1-1

Watch the other group stage record-breakers
Watch the other group stage record-breakers

• United came second in Group D, two points above Barcelona and one shy of Bayern, who they would famously defeat in the final at the Camp Nou
• Goals: Dwight Yorke (5), Paul Scholes (3), Ryan Giggs (3), Andy Cole (3), David Beckham (2), Roy Keane (2), Ole Gunnar Solskjær (1), Phil Neville (1)

2011/12: Barcelona – 20 goals
v AC Milan (h) D2-2
v BATE Borisov (a) W5-0
v Viktoria Plzeň (h) W2-0
v Viktoria Plzeň (a) W4-0
v AC Milan (a) W3-2
v BATE Borisov (h) W4-0

Watch all seven of Messi’s UEFA Champions League hat-tricks
Watch all seven of Messi’s UEFA Champions League hat-tricks

• Josep Guardiola's side wrapped up qualification from Group H with two matches to spare. Runners-up Milan finished a distant seven points further back. Barcelona went on to reach the semi-finals, losing to eventual winners Chelsea.
• Goals: Lionel Messi (6), Pedro Rodríguez (4), David Villa (3), own goal (2), Andrés Iniesta (1), Cesc Fàbregas (1), Sergi Roberto (1), Martín Montoya (1), Xavi Hernández (1)

2013/14: Real Madrid – 20 goals
v Galatasaray (a) W6-1
v København (h) W4-0
v Juventus (h) W2-1
v Juventus (a) D2-2
v Galatasaray (h) W4-1
v København (a) W2-0

Watch how Real Madrid won La Décima
Watch how Real Madrid won La Décima

En route to La Décima, Cristiano Ronaldo broke the record for most goals by a player in a UEFA Champions League group stage when he took his tally to nine on matchday six. It was a total Luiz Adriano would equal the following season, only for Ronaldo to go two better in 2015/16.
• Goals: Cristiano Ronaldo (9), Ángel Di María (3), Karim Benzema (2), Isco (2), Gareth Bale (2), Álvaro Arbeloa (1), Luka Modrić (1)

2016/17: Barcelona – 20 goals
v Celtic (h) W7-0
v Borussia Mönchengladbach (a) W2-1
v Manchester City (h) W4-0
v Manchester City (a) L1-3
v Celtic (a) W2-0
v Borussia Mönchengladbach (h) W4-0

• Messi scored a hat-trick against Celtic, missed the Mönchengladbach trip, then returned with a treble versus City as he managed ten goals in the group, just one off Ronaldo's record from the previous season.
• Goals: Lionel Messi (10), Arda Turan (4), Neymar (2), Luis Suárez (2), Gerard Piqué (1), Andrés Iniesta (1)

Messi and Turan take Barcelona to 20
Messi and Turan take Barcelona to 20