Champions League Europe — 04 October 2012

Dortmund drew 1-1 with Manchester City in the Champions League and could have come away from the Etihad Stadium with all three points. A goalkeeping display of the finest order from Joe Hart saved the home side.


Bundesliga champions Dortmund produced a superb display of attacking football at the Etihad. The likes of Marco Reus and Mario Gotze were outstanding in midfield. The pair was instrumental in everything that the visitors did.

They appear to be the future of Germany football. They were not the only ones who impressed for Jurgen Klopp’s side. The whole team played well and Klopp’s tactical plan nearly came off perfectly.


Dortmund always seem to play the same attacking style. It doesn’t matter if they are playing away from home or at home. It’s a brave tactical approach but it’s one that has brought the German champions success.

Dortmund have claimed the Bundesliga title for two consecutive seasons and also won the German cup last season, hammering arch-rivals Bayern Munich 5-2 in the final.


Jurgen Klopp used to dream of managing in the Premier League, but he now claims that he believes that the Bundesliga is now paradise. That it’s more competitive than its British counterpart. He may have a point.


The quality of the German Bundesliga has really improved in recent years. It’s the most improved big European league and Dortmund is arguably the best team in the league. Despite not having the resources of Bayern Munich they have built a very good team unit.

Dortmund is a very young side and if they carry on playing like they did at the Etihad then they are likely to claim some big scalps in the near future. Watch out European big guns Dortmund are coming for you!

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David Nugent

David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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