A team that won the UEFA Champions League in 1997, lived a dream season in 2013 and has the highest illusion ever in 2018.
The Borussia Dortmund has not been only this millennium. In fact, they are a historical team from Germany. But its level, despite some downturns, has been bright in recent years.
Some call it the ‘Jurgen Klopp Effect’.
The current Liverpool coach did an incredible job at the Signal Iduna Park. Denominated by several as ‘expert in losing finals’ and by others as ‘the best friend of offensive processes and football’.
Klopp’s Dortmund had plenty of both. It was a team that you would never get bored of.
After him, Thomas Tuchel took the job. Yes, the current PSG coach.
The work of the ‘Klopp apprentice’ was good while it lasted. Or maybe not so much.
The truth is that it was not as bad as the work of his successor, but that is another story. It will be worth remembering one day.
This summer Lucien Favre arrived, and after a disastrous preseason, the team seems to be better than ever. Seriously.
Records and records everywhere. Goals too.
At the end of the day, it was what deserved a group of fans that has more than 80,000 people in the same stadium.
From a solid pair of fliers, Delaney and Witsel, Dortmund grows into play. Favre was reunited with Marco Reus and his best level, without counting that players like Jadon Sancho, Paco Alcácer, Mario Gotze, and company are looking pretty good.
Everything seems to work when you see that team touch the ball. Speed, bulky markers, fun.
The best of all? The average of the team. 1999 players showing their best level.
Oh, there are also from 2000. And they come from England.
Everything is joy to see the club in the first place of the Bundesliga table.
Because yes, good football has returned to Dortmund.