Borussia Dortmund gave a stunning performance against Atletico Madrid with a 4-0 thumping in their Champions League match on Wednesday with two goals from substitute Raphael Guerreiro taking them to the summit of Group A.
Unbeaten in all competitions so far this season, and without injured striker, Paco Alcacer, Dortmund grabbed the lead through Axel Witsel in the 38th minute with a slightly deflected effort.
Apart from an Antoine Griezmann effort, Atletico were less threatening in the first half but showed some promise after the break with Saul Niguez rattling the crossbar with a curled shot in the 52nd minute.
Saul had three other chances in the following minutes as Atletico seemingly came close to an equalizer and kept Dortmund on their toes.
Dortmund’s second goal was timed to near perfection to take some of the pressure off, with 63rd-minute substitute, Guerreiro, tapping in from close range from an Achraf Hakimi pass.
Another assist came from Hakimi for another substitute Jadon Sancho who scored Dortmund’s third with and his first European goal in the 83rd minute, before Guerreiro rounded up their victory with his second of the evening six minutes later.
The woodwork had denied Atletico for the second time in the 78th minute but they had to accept a crushing loss, their first defeat of the 2018/2019 Champions League season.
Dortmund are top on nine points from three games and have yet to concede a goal in the competition, with Atletico coming second on six points.