Mkhitaryan: One goal & two assists as Dortmund win big in Europa League play-offs

Borussia Dortmund emphatically sealed its UEFA Europa League group stage place with a 7-2 win over Odd, taking the tie 11-5 on aggregate, avvording to

Marco Reus led a rampant Borussia Dortmund into the UEFA Europa League group stage with a comprehensive 7-2 victory over Odd on Thursday.

The Germany international struck a hat trick for Thomas Tuchel’s men as they raced through the playoff round with an 11-5 aggregate triumph over the Norwegian side.

Having opened up a 3-0 lead in last week’s first leg, only to lose 4-3, Odd again momentarily stunned its illustrious opponents as Ole Halvorsen leveled the tie with the game’s opening goal, but it only served to stir Dortmund — which was ahead 4-1 by halftime.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s eighth goal of the season got BVB level, before two from Reus and a fourth from Shinji Kagawa put Dortmund in complete control.

The goals continued to come after the restart as Ilkay Gundogan opened his account for the season, before Reus was on hand to score his third after 57 minutes.

Oliver Berg grabbed a consolation for Odd just after the hour, but it was Dortmund celebrating at the final whistle — after Kagawa had scored again — as the German side booked its place in Friday’s group-stage draw.

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