Champions League: Dortmund and Legia Warsaw set records

Borussia Dortmund and Legia Warsaw both set a large number of records in the Champions League in their group match that ended 8-4.

Alongside Legia Warsaw, Dortmund, who had already qualified for the knockout stages, surpassed the 11 goals scored when Monaco beat Deportivo La Coruna 8-3 in 2003.

Dortmund scored five times in 15 minutes with Shinji Kagawa grabbing two goals while Reus, back after six months out injured, completed the scoring in stoppage time.

The Bundesliga giants fell behind early on to an Aleksandar Prijovic goal but that sparked a remarkable rush of seven goals in 15 first-half minutes that gave the home side a 5-2 interval lead.

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

Records set in the match

  • The first time in Champions League that eight players scored in a single match.
  • Dortmund is the fourth team after Liverpool, Monaco and Real Madrid to score eight goals in a Champions League match.
  • 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 more goals – when Dutch side Feyenoord beat KR of Iceland 12-2 in September 1969.
  • Dortmund scored 14 goals against Legia this season – the most by any team against a single opponent in one Champions League campaign.
  • Shinji Kagawa scored two goals in just 76 seconds, the fastest brace in Champions League history.

In the same Champions League group, Real Madrid defeated Sporting Lisbon by 2-1 to move two points behind Dortmund and confirm they place in the knockout stages. Los Blancos would meet Dortmund in Spain in December to decide who takes the top spot before the playoffs draw.

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