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Mentally frail Borussia Dortmund relying on individual brilliance

The title race is a psychological battle as much as a sporting one. Borussia Dortmund had Roman BĂĽrki, Jadon Sancho and Mario Götze to thank against Mainz on Saturday, but questions over mentality remain.Roman BĂĽrki used his chest to save the first effort, and then a combination of flailing limbs to scramble away the rebound. …

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Borussia Dortmund's late, great victory comes with a warning

Another week, another action-packed 90 minutes of drama for Borussia Dortmund and their fans. It again ended in joy, but the victory was once again hard-earned for a side that likes to make it hard for themselves.Everything about Borussia Dortmund victories at the moment is dramatic. Dortmund, who have scored a league high seven goals …

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Champions League: Borussia Dortmund punished for lack of killer touch

Borussia Dortmund will look back with regret on their loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the last 16 of the Champions League. Despite plenty of opportunities, the killer instinct was missing in BVB when it mattered most.The Westfalenstadion has seen its fair share of thrilling European nights and, leading into kick-off, there was a sense Dortmund …

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Opinion: Defense will decide Borussia Dortmund's fate

After Borussia Dortmund spectacularly threw a three-goal lead against Hoffenheim, questions about the title race have been asked. DW’s Jonathan Harding thinks it’s defense that will prove key.If Dortmund are to win the Bundesliga title this season, it will be because of their defense not their attack. There is no denying how good Jadon Sancho …

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Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig: The Bundesliga's ideological battleground

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund travel east to face RB Leipzig on Saturday. It will be just the sixth clash between the clubs but already a strong antipathy has developed. DW takes a look at the how, when and why.Traditionally, footballing rivalries revolve around some combination of proximity, history and politics. But with their stadiums more …

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Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund take on Gladbach in top-of-the-table clash

It’s first against second in the Bundesliga on Matchday 17 as Borussia Mönchengladbach look to cut Dortmund’s lead at the top to just three points. Lucien Favre is back to face the club he spent four years coaching."Gladbach are a very good team, they are compact and they get forward quickly. They’re dangerous," said Dortmund …

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Borussia Dortmund's Axel Witsel: Being winter champion is nothing

Borussia Dortmund are still undefeated and after beating Werder Bremen and have confirmed the top spot in the Bundesliga for the rest of the first half of the season. For Axel Witsel, though, there’s a long way to go.DW: Axel, football is a real joy for you here in Dortmund, even if it's really cold. …

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The attack on Borussia Dortmund's bus: A time line

Dortmund’s regional court has sentenced Sergei W. to 14 years in jail for 28 counts of attempted murder in connection with the 2017 attack on BVB’s team bus. Here is a look back at the key developments in the case.April 11, 2017: The day of the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal tie between …

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Bundesliga Bulletin: Bayern Munich's slump continues, Borussia Dortmund march on

Borussia Dortmund opened up a nine point lead over Bayern Munich while Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach continued their impressive runs. Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim played out one of two 3-3 draws.Good week for: Fortuna DĂĽsseldorf, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke's strikers, early goals Bad week for: Niko Kovac, Bayern Munich, Stuttgart (again), Nuremberg's defense (again) The …

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Opinion: Borussia Dortmund must start to believe

There’s a long way to go and Dortmund players and staff are understandably not getting carried away. But if Bayern Munich’s hegemony is finally to be broken, BVB need to believe they are contenders, says DW’s Matt Ford.It says a lot about the balance of power in German football that a nine-point lead over your …

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Borussia Dortmund hold on in Mainz to go nine points clear of Bayern Munich

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund have extended their lead over Bayern Munich to nine points after holding on for a hard-fought victory in Mainz. Substitute Paco Alcacer was again instrumental for Lucien Favre’s team.Mainz 1-2 Borussia Dortmund (Quaison 70' – Alcacer 66', Piszczek 76') A late Lukasz Piszczek effort which came down off the crossbar gave …

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Borussia Dortmund, Schalke bosses warn against taking Bundesliga games abroad

Senior executives with Ruhr district rivals Dortmund and Schalke have both spoken out against the idea of playing Bundesliga matches abroad. This comes with Spain’s La Liga aiming to stage a league game in Miami.Borussia Dortmund chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke (pictured above, right) and Schalke’s managing director in charge of sport, Christian Heidel (above, left), told …

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Borussia Dortmund held to goalless draw in Hannover

Borussia Dortmund failed to make it two wins from two as they were held to a goalless draw by Hannover in a hard-fought encounter. BVB twice hit the woodwork on a frustrating night for Lucien Favre’s men.Hannover 0-0 Borussia Dortmund In 52 previous meetings between Hannover 96 and Borussia Dortmund, not one had ended goalless. …

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Borussia Dortmund: On the way up with Lucien Favre?

Borussia Dortmund are optimistic heading into the new season. With a new coach and plenty of highly talented players BVB look to be ready to go, even if the squad isn’t perfect just yet.When introducing this year’s squad to 30,000 odd fans in Borussia Dortmund’s stadium recently, new head coach Lucien Favre was the last …

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Borussia Dortmund appoint Lucien Favre as their new head coach

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that they have appointed Lucien Favre as their new head coach. The Swiss national returns to the Bundesliga after coaching French club Nice for the past two seasons.Borrussia Dortmund issued a statement on Monday in which the club confirmed the long-rumored appointment of Lucien Favre as head coach. It said Favre …

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Who do Borussia Dortmund turn to with a top-four finish on the line?

With Michy Batshuayi likely to miss the remainder of the season, more salt has been rubbed in Dortmund’s wounds. The question is, how big is the impact on their top-four hopes?Scoring nine goals in 14 outings in all competitions quickly endeared Michy Batshuayi to the BVB faithful, and that’s before the Belgian’s antics on social …

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Borussia Dortmund and Schalke ready for decisive derby

Schalke and Dortmund are gearing up for a potentially pivotal Ruhr Derby on Sunday. Schalke are only a point clear of their rivals, and with November’s 4-4 still fresh in the memory, hopes are high for another classic.The Bundesliga has come under a lot of scrutiny this season. Fears over a lack of competition, the …

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Opinion: Borussia Dortmund have a long list of problems and no quick fix

Off the back of a hammering against Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund find themselves licking their wounds. DW’s Jonathan Harding thinks the club have multiple problems and there doesn’t seem to be a quick fix.The bomb attack Perhaps it’s the nature of news today, but it seems the emotional and psychological effects of the bomb attack …

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Opinion: Michy Batshuayi performance offers Borussia Dortmund hope

After a stunning debut, Borussia Dortmund’s new star striker has restored hope to a team that looked in danger of drifting towards the end of the season.Three points, two goals, one assist. Michy Batshuayi’s debut for Borussia Dortmund was near perfect. The Belgian was strong and showed decent understanding with players he had met for …

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Who will replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Borussia Dortmund?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s tumultuous stint at Borussia Dortmund looks to be close to the end. His exceptional strike rate will be tough to replace, but what are the options? DW takes a closer look.A fee is agreed and the fractious relationship between Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang and Borussia Dortmund looks close to ending in divorce. However, as usual …

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Who’s the Bosz? The challenges facing Borussia Dortmund’s new coach

“I want to play exciting, successful football,” said Borussia Dortmund’s new head coach Peter Bosz at his unveiling Tuesday. DW takes a look at what lies in store for him at the Westfalenstadion.Former Ajax coach Peter Bosz has been unveiled as the new head coach of Borussia Dortmund. The 53-year-old Dutchman takes over from Thomas …

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Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund name Peter Bosz as new coach

The German Cup winners have appointed Dutchman Peter Bosz as the successor to Thomas Tuchel. Bosz leaves Amsterdam side Ajax after guiding the club to a Europa League final.Peter Bosz is the new “Bosz” of Borussia Dortmund. The Dutchman, 53, has signed a two-year contract as coach and joins from Ajax. “Dortmund are among the …

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Tuchel not interested in Bayer Leverkusen job, says agent

Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel will not take the vacant Bayer Leverkusen job, according to his agent. Tuchel had been strongly tipped to take over from Tayfun Korkut, who left the post last month.German newspaper ‘Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung’ reported on Sunday that Tuchel’s agent Olaf Meinking said “Thomas is not going to Bayer Leverkusen.” …

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Who will replace Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund?

He’s only been gone a few days but already speculation is ramping up about Thomas Tuchel’s replacement at Borussia Dortmund. Two Dutchmen are among the favorites and some familiar Bundesliga names are also in the frame.Giovanni van Bronckhorst The former Barcelona and Arsenal fullback (pictured, top) has impressed in his first management position at Dutch …

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Borussia Dortmund win German Cup, beating Frankfurt 2-1

Borussia Dortmund have broken their silverware drought, winning the German Cup final at the fourth consecutive attempt. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sealed the win with an ice cool penalty.Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 Borussia Dortmund (Rebic 29′ – Dembele 8′, Aubameyang 67′) Borussia Dortmund won the 2017 German Cup at the fourth time of asking, beating Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 …

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Dortmund’s Kagawa opens up about bus attack on blog

Borussia Dortmund’s Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa has revealed some of his thoughts on the night BVB’s team bus was attacked, and how they continue to affect him. Dortmund will contest Saturday’s German Cup final.Shinji Kagawa’s blog post to mark the end of the Bundesliga season returned to the night of April 11, when an attacker …

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German Cup: Borussia Dortmund end Lotte’s run to set up date with Bayern

Christian Pulisic, Andre SchĂĽrrle and Marcel Schmelzer found the net as Dortmund made light work of Sportfreunde Lotte. Thomas Tuchel’s side will now face Bayern Munich in the last four on April 26.Sportfreunde Lotte 0-3 Borussia Dortmund (Pulisic 57′, SchĂĽrrle 66′, Schmelzer 83′) Borussia Dortmund ended Sportfreunde Lotte’s valiant German Cup run with a 3-0 …

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Dortmund find space to breathe

Borussia Dortmund’s struggles this season started in Leipzig, and fans were clearly hoping the return fixture might herald a turnaround. Jon Harding was at a stadium desperate to show RB Leipzig what it was not.”There wasn’t any room to breathe, for us or the spectators,” Roman BĂĽrki said afterwards. The pressure has been tightening around …

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