Marco Reus and Co. turned on the style at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday - © © imago
Marco Reus and Co. turned on the style at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday - © © imago

Free-scoring Dortmund heading to Asia on a high

Dortmund - Borussia Dortmund warmed up for their Bundesliga World Tour 2015 trip to the Far East with a 17-0 win over a Olympic Gold Medal winners’ XI on Saturday, raising €250,000 for charity in the process.

Asia calls

41,200 spectators descended on the Signal Iduna Park to witness the gala display, which included hat-tricks for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Jonas Hofmann and Ciro Immobile. Jakub Blaszczykowski netted a first-half brace, while Marco Reus, Kevin Kampl, Gonzalo Castro, Pascal Stenzel and Mitsuru Maruoka all got in on the act.

BVB, who beat VfL Rhede 5-0 in Thomas Tuchel’s first game in charge a day earlier, travel to Japan for the first leg of their Asian excursion on Sunday. The Yellow-Blacks will also visit Malaysia and Singapore, before wrapping up proceedings on 11 July.

Ticket proceeds from Saturday's friendly, meanwhile, will go to national sports trust Deutsche Sporthilfe.

Borussia Dortmund first half: Weidenfeller – Kirch, Subotic, Stankovic, Durm – Bender – Gündogan, Mkhitaryan – Blaszczykowski, Aubameyang, Kampl

Borussia Dortmund second half: Bürki – Stenzel, Hummels, Sokratis, Schmelzer – Weigl – Castro, Weigl – Hofmann, Reus, Maruoka – Immobile

Goals: 1-0 Blaszczykowski (3’), 2-0 Aubameyang (6’), 3-0 Kampl (8’), 4-0 Aubameyang (12’), 5-0 Aubameyang (16’), Blaszczykowski (21’), 7-0 Maruoka (36’), 8-0 Brendel (37’, own goal), 9-0 Hofmann (39’), 10-0 Reus (40’), 11-0 Immobile (43’)., 12-0 Stenzel (45’), 13-0 Hofmann (47’), 14-0 Castro (48’), 15-0 Hofmann (53’), 16-0 Immobile (58’), 17-0 Immobile (63’)