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Aug 27, 2015 at 7.30pm UK at ​Signal Iduna Park
DortmundBorussia Dortmund
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Odd
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Result: Marco Reus hat-trick fires Borussia Dortmund to Europa League group stage

Marco Reus scores a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund thrash Odd 7-2 to earn a spot in the group stage of the Europa League.

Marco Reus scored a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Odd 7-2 to book their place in the group stage of the Europa League this evening.

After coming from three goals behind to win the first leg 4-3, Thomas Tuchel's side handed the visitors an early boost before cruising to an emphatic win to claim an 11-5 aggregate triumph at Signal Iduna Park.

Odd raised hopes of an unlikely fightback following their first-leg collapse when poor marking allowed Ole Jorgen Halvorsen to head home from a corner.

The Norwegian side lost any momentum gained by the early breakthrough as Dortmund hit back quickly through Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who capitalised on space offered to him by picking out the top corner with a strike from the edge of the box.

Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mats Hummels and Julian Weigl celebrate during the UEFA Europa League second-leg play-off match between Borussia Dortmund and Odds BK in Dortmund on August 28, 2015© Getty Images

Tuchel's side moved further ahead on aggregate just two minutes later when Ikay Gundogan broke into the box before pulling the ball back to allow Reus to fire home.

Gundogan was involved once again for his team's third of the night as he linked up with Mkhitaryan to set up Reus for a simple close-range finish.

A 4-1 half-time lead was secured when Matthias Ginter travelled forward with the ball on the right to deliver a low cross which eventually reached Shinji Kagawa, who slotted past Sondre Rossbach.

Dortmund's first-half fightback ensured that they could relax after the break, and they were gifted a fifth goal when the influential Gundogan unleashed a long-range strike that Rossbach could only parry into his own net.

Chances continued to arrive on a regular basis for the hosts and Odd were powerless to prevent the Dortmund attack from finding space as Reus completed his hat-trick by poking home from Mkhitaryan's inch-perfect cross.

On a miserable evening for Dag-Eilev Fagermo's side, there was a consolation when Oliver Berg finished emphatically after reacting quickest to a loose ball in the box.

It was Dortmund who had the final say, though, as they completed a sixth successive win in all competitions when Kagawa added his second by converting from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's inviting delivery.

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Dortmund's head coach Thomas Tuchel reacts during the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg football match between Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsberger AC on August 6, 2015
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund1183033122127
2Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach1172226131323
3RB Leipzig116412291322
4Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt1162326131320
5Bayern Munich116232014620
6Hoffenheim116142415919
7Werder Bremen115241919017
8Hertha Berlin114431617-116
9Mainz 05114341012-215
10Augsburg113441918113
11Freiburg113441519-413
12Wolfsburg113351517-212
13Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen113261624-811
14Schalke 04Schalke11317815-710
15Nuremberg112451124-1310
16Hannover112361422-89
17Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf112271025-158
18Stuttgart11227824-168

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