Borussia Dortmund seem full of life and energy at the moment after a year of second-place finishes both domestically, and in the illustrious Champions League competition to arch-rivals Bayern Munich.
With the controversial sale of German international Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich, it was believed that Borussia Dortmund would be significantly worse than they were last season, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. With the additions of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, they have looked like an even better squad than last year, and haven’t dropped a point all season in the Bundesliga.
After finishing second behind Bayern Munich, Dortmund manager Juergen Klopp looks to have a team on a mission with inspired play from Marco Reus and the formerly disgruntled striker Robert Lewandowski.
Even though German international IIkay Gundogan has been injured for much of the season, Turkish international Nuri Sahin has rediscovered the form that had him sold to Real Madrid a few years ago. Sahin is back at Dormund enjoying football in his second stint with the club. When first choice right-back Lucasz Piszczek is fit again, Dortmund will look to mount an assault on the Champions League once again.
It will be an interesting storyline in Germany as Pep Guardiola and Bayern Munich look to retain both titles, but there’s no denying they don’t have to look any farther than Borussia Dortmund to see a side who can dethrone them both domestically and in Europe.
Another Champions League final with a German participant in it seems more and more likely as the season progresses. With the talent-filled league, it is easy to see why the German National squad is a legitimate World Cup contender again next summer in Brazil.