Borussia Dortmund scored eight and let in four against Legia Warsaw as the match at the Westfalenstadion broke the record for most goals scored in a Champions League game. Marco Reus and Shinji Kagawa each grabbed a brace as Dortmund gave a goal treat to their fans.
Aleksandar Prijovic opened the scoring for Legia in just the tenth minute of the game, before Dortmund decided to turn on the goalscoring style.
Kagawa equalised seven minutes later, with the Japan international needing just another minute to make it 2-1 in Dortmund's favour. Nuri Sahin made it 3-1 for the German side, only for Prijovic to complete his double and bring Legia right back into the contest.
Hopes of a comeback would end there, though, as Ousmane Dembele and Reus, in a matter of three minutes, scored two goals to push the lead to 5-2. Reus, returning from injury, would then bulge that score further to 6-2 with a strike early in the second half, with Michal Kucharczyk scoring Legia's third goal of the game.
It would be 7-3 to Borussia Dortmund courtesy an 81st minute strike from Felix Passlack, with Nemanja Nikolic and an own goal from Jakub Rzezniczak rounding off the scoring.
"I am very surprised about how this game went," Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel said. "It was a bit of a surreal game and result. We definitely wanted to finish the second half without conceding, but that did not work out."
Tuchel was also all praise for his star playmaker Reus, who made a terrific comeback from injury.
"The past weeks with Marco were fantastic, because he has been training on a very high physical level," the Dortmund manager added. "Nevertheless, you could not expect him to come back in his first competitive game in the UEFA Champions League and play and score like he did."
While they lost the game, Legia striker Prijovic was proud of the manner in which his team played against such a big team like Dortmund.
"It was tough game for us, even tougher than first one in Warsaw, but at least this time we responded to their goals four times," the striker who scored two goals in the game, said.
"Dortmund are one of the best teams in the world so it means a lot to score four times here. Definitely these two goals are among the most important in my career, even if I have scored some important ones before."
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