Dortmund and Legia combine to smash goals records

Borussia Dortmund's 8-4 defeat of Legia Warszawa was the highest-scoring game in UEFA Champions League history and that was not the only record set by this match.

Felix Passlack gets Dortmund's seventh against Legia
Felix Passlack gets Dortmund's seventh against Legia ©Getty Images

The goals flew in at BVB Stadion Dortmund tonight as the home side beat Legia Warszawa 8-4 – the highest-scoring game in UEFA Champions League history.

It was 5-2 to Borussia Dortmund at half-time, the same scoreline as when Monaco defeated Deportivo La Coruña 8-3 on 5 November 2003, the previous overall record-holder. Dortmund's eight-goal haul equals the most scored by a team in a UEFA Champions League fixture and Legia's four is the highest tally for a losing side.

The total of 32 goals in Legia's five matches so far (eight for and 24 against) has already overtaken the record of 31 set by eventual winners Manchester United in 1998/99. The 24 goals conceded is also equal to BATE Borisov's 2014/15 total.

Dortmund 8-4 Legia: highlights
Dortmund 8-4 Legia: highlights

We crunch some of the key goalscoring numbers – for more consult the UEFA Champions League stats handbook.

  • Most goals in a single game

12 Borussia Dortmund 8-4 Legia Warszawa (group stage, 22/11/2016)
11 Monaco 8-3 Deportivo La Coruña (first group stage, 05/11/2003)
9 Paris Saint-Germain 7-2 Rosenborg (first group stage, 24/10/2000)
9 Lyon 7-2 Werder Bremen (round of 16, 08/03/2005)

  • Biggest margin of victory

Liverpool 8-0 Beşiktaş (group stage, 06/11/2007)
Real Madrid 8-0 Malmö (group stage, 08/12/2015)

Reus reflects on 12-goal night in Dortmund
Reus reflects on 12-goal night in Dortmund
  • Highest-scoring draw

Hamburg 4-4 Juventus (first group stage, 13/09/2000)
Chelsea 4-4 Liverpool (quarter-final, 14/04/2009)

  • Most goals involving a single team in a group

32 Legia Warszawa (8-24, 2016/17 – 1 game remaining)
31 Manchester United (20-11, 1998/99)
29 Tottenham Hotspur (18-11, 2010/11)

  • Most goals in a group on a single night

15 Group F (Borussia Dortmund 8-4 Legia Warszawa, Sporting CP 1-2 Real Madrid – matchday five, 2016/17)
15 Group F (Manchester United 5-2 Maccabi Haifa, Olympiacos 6-2 Bayer Leverkusen – matchday one, 2002/03)

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