Champions League - Group F
B DortmundBorussia Dortmund8Legia WarsawLegia Warsaw4

Borussia Dortmund 8-4 Legia Warsaw

Borussia Dortmund 8-4 Legia Warsaw: A record-breaking evening

Borussia Dortmund beat Legia Warsaw 8-4 in the highest-scoring Champions League game in history.

The 12 goals scored at the Westfalenstadion on Tuesday surpassed Monaco's 8-3 win over Deportivo La Coruna in 2003.

There were seven goals in 22 first-half minutes, and Marco Reus scored twice on his return from six months out.

Polish champions Legia became the first side to score four goals in a Champions League match and lose.

A record-breaking evening

  • It is the first time in Champions League history that eight players scored in a single match.
  • Dortmund became the fourth team after Liverpool, Monaco and Real Madrid to score eight goals in a Champions League fixture.
  • It was 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 had more goals - that was when Dutch side Feyenoord beat KR of Iceland 12-2 in September 1969.
  • Dortmund have now scored 14 goals against Legia this season - the most by any team against a single opponent in one Champions League campaign.
  • Shinji Kagawa - once of Manchester United - scored two goals in just 76 seconds, the fastest double in Champions League history.
Borussia Dortmund celebrate making Champions League history
Dortmund became the fourth team to score eight goals in a Champions League match

'Perfect comeback' for Reus

Dortmund captain Marco Reus celebrated his return after six months out with goals in the 32nd and 52nd minutes, while his shot was deflected by Legia's Jakub Rzezniczak into his own net in the 92nd minute.

"I was just happy to be there from the start," said Reus, who missed the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016 because of injury.

"It is how you imagine your perfect comeback. I waited a long time for this and so it is even sweeter. The ball will be signed by everyone and will go on the shelf."

How the record breaking unfolded

Eins - Legia in the lead

Aleksandar Prijovic of Legia Warsaw celebrates scoring his team's first goal
So far, so good for Legia Warsaw as Aleksandar Prijovic opens the scoring for them after 10 minutes

Zwei - but they don't lead for long

Shinji Kagawa of Borussia Dortmund celebrates
Shinji Kagawa equalises on 17 minutes and then the floodgates open...

Drei - the Germans take the lead

Less than a minute later, he fires in a second to give Dortmund a lead that they do not surrender

Vier - and then they go further in front

Nuri Sahin
Three minutes after that, Nuri Sahin capitalises on a goalkeeping mistake, scoring the German side's third. This game is only just getting started...

Funf - but Legia strike back

Aleksandar Prijovic scores his second goal
Prijovic scores another (making it 3-2, for those keeping count) - that's four goals in seven scintillating minutes

Sechs - it's now 4-2, do keep up

Ousmane Dembele scores for Dortmund
Ousmane Dembele had a cracking game - scoring Borussia Dortmund's fourth on 29 minutes, and assisting on three others

Sieben - Reus joins the party

Marco Reus
Making his first appearance after six months out injured, Marco Reus decides to join in the party. He scores his first as the clock hits 32 minutes...

Acht - and then scores another one

Marco Reus
... and his second on 52 minutes.

Neun - comeback time?

Michal Kucharczyk of Legia Warsaw celebrates scoring his teams third
Legia's Michal Kucharczyk attempts to stage a comeback - making it 6-3 after 57 minutes - but the momentum seems to be in Dortmund's favour

Zehn - we've hit double figures

Passlack scores
In a rare period of calm, 24 whole minutes pass without a goal. But Felix Passlack shatters that with Dortmund's seventh

Elf - been a long night lads?

Legia Warsaw fans
Perhaps Nemanja Nikolic's goal, to take the score to 7-4, is too much for the Legia fans, who all seem to misplace their shirts in the excitement

Zwolf - it finishes 8-4

Marco Reus
Not satisfied with topping Group F and matching the Champions League record for most goals in a single match, Dortmund's captain Reus sees his effort deflected home by Legia's Jakub Rzezniczak - and history is made


B Dortmund

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 18Rode
  • 28GinterBooked at 88mins
  • 5BartraSubstituted forDurmat 62'minutes
  • 30Passlack
  • 27Castro
  • 8SahinSubstituted forAubameyangat 70'minutes
  • 7DembéléSubstituted forSchürrleat 72'minutes
  • 23Kagawa
  • 22Pulisic
  • 11Reus


  • 9Mor
  • 10Götze
  • 17Aubameyang
  • 21Schürrle
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 37Durm
  • 39Bonmann

Legia Warsaw

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 33Cierzniak
  • 19Bereszynski
  • 4Czerwinski
  • 2PazdanBooked at 63mins
  • 25Rzezniczak
  • 15Kopczynski
  • 6Costa MarquesSubstituted forJodlowiecat 55'minutes
  • 18Kucharczyk
  • 8Odjidja-OfoeBooked at 61minsSubstituted forNikolicat 75'minutes
  • 32Radovic
  • 99PrijovicSubstituted forWieteskaat 69'minutes


  • 1Malarz
  • 3Jodlowiec
  • 9Kazaishvili
  • 11Nikolic
  • 28Broz
  • 52Wieteska
  • 77Aleksandrov
Martin Strömbergsson

Match Stats

Home TeamB DortmundAway TeamLegia Warsaw
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 8, Legia Warsaw 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 8, Legia Warsaw 4.

  3. Goal!

    Own Goal by Jakub Rzezniczak, Legia Warsaw. Borussia Dortmund 8, Legia Warsaw 4.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michal Kucharczyk (Legia Warsaw) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jakub Rzezniczak.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Legia Warsaw. Tomasz Jodlowiec tries a through ball, but Michal Kucharczyk is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Reus.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Radoslaw Cierzniak.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro.

  9. Post update

    Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jakub Rzezniczak (Legia Warsaw).

  11. Booking

    Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund).

  13. Post update

    Miroslav Radovic (Legia Warsaw) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Legia Warsaw. Michal Kucharczyk tries a through ball, but Nemanja Nikolic is caught offside.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Borussia Dortmund 7, Legia Warsaw 4. Nemanja Nikolic (Legia Warsaw) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Miroslav Radovic.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund).

  18. Post update

    Bartosz Bereszynski (Legia Warsaw) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Borussia Dortmund 7, Legia Warsaw 3. Felix Passlack (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a fast break.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. André Schürrle (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Pulisic.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

As It Stood


4FC Basel401328-61


4Dynamo Kyiv401326-41


2Man City421110827
3B Mgladbach411247-34


1Atl Madrid440051412
2Bayern Munich430111389
3PSV Eindhoven401349-51
4FC Rostov4013310-71


2B Leverkusen51405417
4CSKA Moscow503248-43


1B Dortmund54101971213
2Real Madrid5320148611
4Legia Warsaw5014824-161


2FC Porto52214318
3FC Copenhagen51315236
4Club Bruges5005212-100


4Dinamo Zagreb5005013-130
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