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.
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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.
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
- Highest-scoring draw
- Most goals involving a single team in a group
- 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)