Axel Witsel and Dan-Axel Zagadou are two of 18 different goalscorers for Borussia Dortmund this season. - © imago/Nordphoto
Axel Witsel and Dan-Axel Zagadou are two of 18 different goalscorers for Borussia Dortmund this season. - © imago/Nordphoto
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Borussia Dortmund spreading the goals as Dan-Axel Zagadou becomes 18th different scorer

Borussia Dortmund are spreading plenty of joy among their fans this season, and that is not the only thing the Westphalians are spreading.

Although Paco Alcacer's goalscoring exploits, Marco Reus' magic and Jadon Sancho's assists have earned them plenty of headlines, they are not solely responsible for Dortmund's push for a first Bundesliga title in seven seasons.

Football is a team game and Dortmund's record this season underlines that fact, with Dan-Axel Zagadou becoming the 18th different player to find the back of the net for them in the Bundesliga this term. His goal against Bayer Leverkusen in Sunday's 3-2 win meant that Marcel Schmelzer and Ömer Toprak are the only two remaining outfield players on the roster who have played so far this season, but have not found the back of the net yet this term.

Defender Dan-Axel Zagadou scored in Borussia Dortmund's 3-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen, becoming their 18th different goalscorer this season. - PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images

Goalkeeper Roman Bürki has kept plenty out, but the chances of him scoring would appear slim, although with winter signing Leonardo Balerdi and midfielder Sergio Gomez yet to feature under Lucien Favre, there is still a chance that Dortmund could match or even break a Bundesliga record.

In 2007/08, 20 different names went on the scoresheet for Werder Bremen. While Dortmund's eyes will be trained on the ultimate prize of winning the Bundesliga, they have 11 games to spread even more goals among their entire squad and clinch another record on their way.

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