Tuchel enjoys dream CL debut

Thomas Tuchel could not have hoped for a better introduction to the Champions League after watching Borussia Dortmund thrash Legia Warsaw 6-0 on Wednesday.

Mario Gotze (7'), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (15'), Marc Bartra (17'), Raphael Guerreiro (51'), Gonzalo Castro (76') and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (87') all found the net as BVB swept the Polish champions away at the Pepsi Arena.

"My debut couldn't have gone any better," Tuchel said. "If we'd been granted a wish, we probably wouldn't have dared to wish for a start like this.

"I am delighted that we had such a presence about us and that we were able to pick up such a result. Overall, we started in a focused and dominant manner with a high tempo. In the first half an hour we put in a very good performance.

"What made us stand out was our desire to play the balls in up top, not waiting but playing the balls in with the necessary sharpness.

"As for the fact that we set a record with 30 shots on goal, okay. It shows that we were hungry. You could see we were enjoying ourselves out there. We never let up. I'm very happy about that."

Tuchel also said that BVB had "stolen a march" in Group F, but will now prepare to take on Real Madrid in two week's time, after Los Blancos edged to victory over Sporting CP.

"Against Real we want to keep up the good work," Tuchel added. "In terms of atmosphere, it will certainly be a special game. It is a great honour to stand on the sideline."

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