Borussia Dortmund showed no mercy in a charity match against a team of German Olympians on Saturday as they romped to a 17-0 victory at Signal Iduna Park.
A day after new coach Thomas Tuchel oversaw a 5-0 friendly victory over fifth-tier side Rhede, Dortmund put on a show against ‘Team Gold’ in front of a crowd of 41,200 – as €250,000 was raised for Deutsche Sporthilfe.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick inside 16 minutes, while there were also trebles for Jonas Hofmann and Ciro Immobile.
Handball goalkeeper Silvio Heinevetter, beach volleyball Olympic champion Jonas Reckermann and ski-jumper Sven Hannawald were among the Olympians to come up against the Bundesliga giants.
Heinevetter made a string of saves, but spent much of his time picking the ball out of the net, as the likes of Jakub Blaszczykowski – with a double – and Marco Reus were also on target.
There was also a big win for Werder Bremen on Saturday at the expense of MSV 1919 Neuruppin, as they hammered them 11-0.
New signing Anthony Ujah and fellow striker Franco Di Santo scored hat-tricks as Viktor Skrypnyk’s men coasted to victory.
Tobias Sippel, Nico Elvedi and Lars Stindl made their first appearances for Borussia Monchengladbach in a 2-0 victory at Koblenz.
Peniel Mlapa and Mario Rodriguez struck in the second half to ensure Gladbach triumphed in their first friendly ahead of the new season.