Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus celebrates his goal against Real Madrid, December 7, 2016Reuters

Real Madrid had to settle for second place in their Champions League group after record-breaking Borussia Dortmund came from behind to force a draw. Real Madrid had to beat Dortmund to finish top of the pops, but Marco Reus had other ideas at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Karim Benzema scored either side of halftime to give Real Madrid a 2-0 lead. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has repeatedly said it is his dream to complete a move to the European champions, made it 2-1, before Marco Reus, in the 88th minute of the match, scored the equaliser, via a pass from Aubameyang.

"We're happy with finishing first with this draw," Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel said. "For us it's something special, especially after being 2-0 down to come back and get what we deserved at such a big stadium.

"At the start we made a few simple errors, gave them a lot of chances to counter. However we changed our style of play, felt better on the pitch and the players started to believe we could get chances. At the start, we weren't successful but we then got our foot in the door and managed to secure a draw. My side were very good."

What was very good was also Dortmund's goalscoring form in the group stages, with the Bundesliga side setting a new record for this phase of the competition, having fired in 21 goals. The 8-4 victory over Legia Warsaw helped, with Reus' strike against Real Madrid ensuring Dortmund would take sole ownership of the record, which was previously jointly-owned by Barcelona.

Real Madrid, who scored a late goal to salvage a 1-1 draw against Barcelona in the El Clasico on Saturday, also set a record, equalling a club mark by making it 34 matches unbeaten with the 2-2 draw.

"Congratulations to all the players," Zidane said. "They're on the pitch, they fight, give their all and achieve these results. Also the fans. They're always behind us and they are a big driving force behind us.

"We want to continue and we're doing things well but we still have a lot to achieve."

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