2016-17 UEFA Champions League, Group Stage
  • Mario Götze (7')
  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos (15')
  • Marc Bartra (17')
  • Raphaël Guerreiro (51')
  • Gonzalo Castro (76')
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (87')

Borussia Dortmund hit Legia Warsaw for six in UCL demolition

Borussia Dortmund demolished Legia Warsaw in Poland as half-a-dozen different players found the net in a 6-0 Champions League rout.

Three goals in the opening 17 minutes from Mario Gotze, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Marc Bartra saw Thomas Tuchel's side make the most of some shambolic defending to take charge.

Raphael Guerreiro then fired in a fourth, substitute Gonzalo Castro added a fifth with his first touch and then Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got in on the act to round off a comfortable night for the Germans.

They had put this game to bed inside the opening 20 minutes against a team that only just squeaked past League of Ireland side Dundalk in their final qualifying round.

Gotze got the ball rolling in the seventh minute with his first goal since he returned to his old club after a spell with Bayern Munich.

The diminutive attacking midfielder was somehow allowed to ghost ahead of Guilherme to guide home a header from Ousmane Dembele's cross.

More non-existent marking led to the second as Guerreiro's free-kick was nodded in by the unmarked Papastathopoulos, with Bartra, left alone himself, having seen the ball just go over his head.

Legia were reeling and found themselves in deep trouble moments later when Arkadiusz Malarz conceded a free-kick just outside of his area for deliberate handball as he rushed out to stop Aubameyang.

Guerreiro's free-kick was kept out by Malarz, as were the rebounds from Aubameyang and Marcel Schmelzer, but the ball broke for Bartra to tap in as the home side's goalkeeper was left wondering, once again, where his defenders were.

Aubameyang nearly claimed another with a lifted shot that went just wide, though Dortmund's fans had to wait until after the half-time whistle for more goals.

Their talisman from last year Aubameyang was involved as he drifted in off the right and fed Dembele and though his shot was blocked, the impressive Guerreiro was on hand to rifle into the far corner of the net.

Tuchel made changes but there was no drop-off in performance, as Emre Mor and Castro made an instant impact within a minute of coming on, the latter applying the back-post finish to Christian Pulisic's cross.

The only thing missing was an Aubameyang goal and that came three minutes from time as the Gabon international found space between the two centre-backs to latch on to Castro's pass and dink over Malarz.