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Reus, Dembélé star as Dortmund put eight past Legia

Published: Tuesday 22 November 2016, 22.43CET
When Marco Reus's deflected shot in added time made it Borussia Dortmund 8-4 Legia Warszawa, the record for most goals in a UEFA Champions League game fell.

Match statistics

DortmundLegia

Goals scored8
 
4
Possession (%)69
 
31
Total attempts17
 
11
on target9
 
7
off target5
 
3
blocked3
 
1
against woodwork1
 
1
Corners1
 
1
Offsides7
 
4
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
11
Fouls suffered10
 
10
Passes806
 
316
completed737
 
254

Standings

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Last updated: 20/11/2017 15:48 CET
 
Published: Tuesday 22 November 2016, 22.43CET

Reus, Dembélé star as Dortmund put eight past Legia

When Marco Reus's deflected shot in added time made it Borussia Dortmund 8-4 Legia Warszawa, the record for most goals in a UEFA Champions League game fell.

Marco Reus was one of three players to score twice as Borussia Dortmund defeated Legia Warszawa 8-4 – the combined 12 goals a record for a UEFA Champions League match.

Match as it happened

Captaining the Bundesliga side on his first appearance since last season's German Cup final, Reus set up Ousmane Dembélé to make it 4-2 and then turned in a Shinji Kagawa cross for the seventh goal – Dortmund's fifth – of an extraordinary first 45 minutes.

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Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa heads in the equaliser

The roles were reversed early in the second half when Dembélé, who had teed up both Kagawa goals before the break, squared for Reus to sweep in the Schwarzgelben's sixth.

Aleksandar Prijovic had stunned the home crowd by casually putting Legia ahead with the outside of his right boot. The No99 soon struck again and, with the score 3-2 to Dortmund, hit the crossbar seconds before Dembélé found the net at the other end.

Reus, however, had the last word, sliding a shot through the legs of Radosław Cierzniak with the aid of a decisive deflection off Jakub Rzeźniczak. With that, this game usurped Monaco 8-3 Deportivo La Coruña from 2003/04 as the highest scoring in competition history. 

Key player: Marco Reus (Dortmund)
Reus banished any doubts about his match sharpness with a virtuoso display. Other players might have tired on their first competitive outing in six months. Not Reus. That the German international was still going strong at the death, when he fashioned his team's eighth, was testament to his endurance levels.

Reus reflects on 12-goal night in Dortmund

Goals galore
The end-to-end nature of proceedings and apparent disregard for defending meant this contest was akin to a schoolboy game. Dortmund do not often ship four goals, although the fact they did might be explained by Thomas Tuchel's decision to heavily rotate his squad. 

Prijović repays faith
Jacek Magiera's choice of Prijovic up front instead of Nemanja Nikolić, Legia's leading marksman in the Ekstraklasa this season, paid off. Only the crossbar denied Prijovic a hat-trick, while Nikolić came off the bench with 15 minutes left and drove in Legia's fourth. Their performances have certainly given the coach food for thought.

Reporters' views

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Felix Passlack (left) celebrates with Christian Pulišić

Steffen Potter, Dortmund (@UEFAcomSteffenP)
Tuchel had asked his fringe players to show desire, "to play on the biggest stage". They did just that. Nuri Şahin, who had previously figured just once this term, unleashed a cry of relief when he scored. Sebastian Rode and Kagawa might have hoped for more involvement this season, but they took their chance to shine. Reus also returned and in the process BVB consolidated first place in the group. I am not sure what Tuchel will think about his side's defending, though.

Piotr Koźmiński, Legia (@UEFAcomPiotrK)
Legia were keen to prove they were a different team from the one that lost 6-0 to Dortmund on matchday one. The 3-3 draw against Real Madrid three weeks ago imbued them with a confidence that was evident in their showing tonight as they played with no fear and crafted four well-taken goals.

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Last updated: 23/11/16 1.09CET

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Lineups

dortmund

Dortmund

legia

Legia

1
WeidenfellerRoman Weidenfeller (GK)
33
CierzniakRadosław Cierzniak (GK)
5
BartraMarc Bartra
Substitution62
2
PazdanMichał Pazdan
Yellow Card63
7
DembéléOusmane Dembélé
Goal29
Substitution72
4
CzerwińskiJakub Czerwiński
8
Nuri ŞahinNuri Şahin
Goal20
Substitution70
6
GuilhermeGuilherme
Substitution55
11
ReusMarco Reus (C)
Goal32
Goal52
8
OdjidjaVadis Odjidja
Yellow Card61
Substitution75
18
RodeSebastian Rode
15
KopczyńskiMichał Kopczyński
22
PulišićChristian Pulišić
18
KucharczykMichał Kucharczyk
Goal57
23
KagawaShinji Kagawa
Goal17
Goal18
19
BereszyńskiBartosz Bereszyński
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
25
RzeźniczakJakub Rzeźniczak (C)
Goal90+2
28
GinterMatthias Ginter
Yellow Card88
32
RadovićMiroslav Radović
30
PasslackFelix Passlack
Goal81
99
PrijovicAleksandar Prijovic
Goal10
Goal24
Substitution69

Substitutes

39
BonmannHendrik Bonmann (GK)
1
MalarzArkadiusz Malarz (GK)
9
Emre MorEmre Mor
3
JodłowiecTomasz Jodłowiec
Substitution55
10
GötzeMario Götze
9
KazaishviliValeri Kazaishvili
17
AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Substitution70
11
NikolićNemanja Nikolić
Substitution75
Goal83
21
SchürrleAndré Schürrle
Substitution72
28
BroźŁukasz Broź
25
PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
52
WieteskaMateusz Wieteska
Substitution69
37
DurmErik Durm
Substitution62
77
AlexandrovMihail Alexandrov

Coach

Thomas Tuchel (GER) Jacek Magiera (POL)

Referee

Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Daniel Gustavsson (SWE), Joakim Amri Nilsson (SWE)

Fourth official

Per Brogevik (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE), Bojan Pandžić (SWE)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution