Champions League: Borussia Dortmund win 12-goal bonanza, Leicester City reaches last 16

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Borussia Dortmund has netted a record eight times in beating Legia Warsaw in the Champions League, while Leicester City’s fairytale year continued as they booked a spot in the last 16.

Dortmund crushed Legia Warsaw 8-4 to set a record for the most goals scored in a Champions League match.

Already confirmed for the round of 16, Marco Reus’s hat-trick helped the German side put an exclamation mark on its qualification out of group F.

Rampant Dortmund netted 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.


Champions League results

  • Monaco 2 1 Spurs
  • Borussia Dortmund 8 4 Legia Warsaw
  • Sporting Lisbon 1 2 Real Madrid
  • FC Copenhagen 0 0 FC Porto
  • Leicester City 2 1 Club Brugges
  • Sevilla 1 3 Juventus
  • Dinamo Zagreb 0 1 Olympique Lyonnais
  • CSKA Moscow 1 1 Bayer Leverkusen

Dortmund are top on 13 points, two ahead of Real Madrid, who beat Sporting 2-1 away, before the two sides meet in Spain in December to decide who takes top spot in the section.

Meanwhile, Leicester added another tale of remarkable success to an incredible year by reaching the last 16 in their debut season with a 2-1 victory over Club Brugge.

A volley from Shinji Okazaki and a Riyad Mahrez penalty put Leicester two goals ahead in the first half and they managed to see off a revival from the visitors, who pulled one back with a fine individual effort after the break from Jose Izquierdo.

The result moved the Premier League champions to 13 points from five matches and not only ensured their spot in the knockout stages, but also their status as group G winners with one match to spare.

It was a mixed performance, however, from Claudio Ranieri’s side who were scintillating in the first half but much more like the team that has struggled in the Premier League this season after the break as the visitors pegged them back.

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