Borussia Dortmund hosted Legia Warsaw on a Champions League Tuesday and the two teams decided defending is now decidedly out of fashion, but goals are absolutely en vogue. The match had five goals after just 25 minutes, and by the time the halftime whistle blew it was 5-2. At halftime. In the first half. After 45 minutes.
First, Aleksandar Prijovic opened the scoring for Legia with a cheeky outside of the boot strike that completely froze stand-in goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller.
It gave the visitors a shock lead, but what it really served to do was to wake up the Yellow Beast. They rudely kicked Dortmund right in the ribs and die Schwarzgelben aroused from their slumber ANGRY. Shinji Kagawa grabbed himself a one-minute brace, and then the floodgates didn't just open, they slammed wide apart and the goals started flowing.
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Nuri Sahin added a third for Dortmund, and then Prijovic dragged Legia back into it for a moment with his second, and things were close again at 3-2.
Unfortunately, Dortmund are very very good and they like to score goals. They're also very good. And they like to score goals. Ousmane Dembele sold his defender a dummy he never would've bought if the holidays weren't approaching to make it 4-2, then Marco Reus added a fifth. In the 32nd minute.
So, to recap, after 32 minutes, the game stood at 5-2, and the half ended that way, equaling a Champions League record for most goals in a half.
See? History can be fun sometimes.
5 – Borussia Dortmund v Legia Warsaw is the first game in CL history with five goals in the first 25 minutes. Entertainment.