Mario Gotze opened the scoring early for the away team and the goals kept flowing as the Poles were dominated from start to finish
A stunning opening 20 minutes paved the way for Borussia Dortmund to thrash Legia Warsaw 6-0 in Wednesday’s Champions League Group F encounter at the Stadion Wojska Polskiego.
Dortmund were somewhat surprisingly beaten 1-0 by RB Leipzig at the weekend, but the Bundesliga defeat clearly did not impact them in Poland on their return to European football’s elite club competition as they impressed right from the off.
Mario Gotze, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Marc Bartra all found the net within 17 minutes and Legia were unable to bounce back as Dortmund cruised to an easy win, with Raphael Guerreiro, Gonzalo Castro and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring after the interval.
Gotze’s opener represented his first goal for Dortmund since his return to his boyhood club after an underwhelming three-year spell with Bayern Munich, with his previous goal in a competitive game for the club coming in the 6-1 Bundesliga win over Greuther Furth in April 2013.
The Germany international’s return to the Signal Iduna Park was initially met by scepticism by some fans and his unconvincing performances so far this campaign did little to win over his critics, but he will have silenced some of his doubters with Wednesday’s outing.
Thomas Tuchel will have been equally pleased with Ousmane Dembele’s performance on the left wing, with the Frenchman beating his direct opponent time and time again as he had a hand in three goals.