Posts Tagged ‘jurgen klopp’
April 10, 2013 by Sean Charles
Tuesday night’s clash between Borussia Dortmund and Malaga played host to perhaps the most dramatic and entertaining ending of recent Champions League history. When it looked as though Malaga’s shock troops had done enough to see them through with the home side all but succumbed to defeat, Jurgen Klopp’s players drew one last breath and threw themselves into the breach. Aided of course by some poor officiating (of which both sides can claim to be on the end of) for the all decisive final goal, they grasped victory from the jaws of despair through the sheer force of will on a night when it just hadn’t clicked for them.
October 5, 2012 by Sean Charles
1) James is destined for greatness
I have already profiled this boy as a player to watch in this season’s tournament before matchday 1 but his performance and goal last night put to bed any lingering doubt that he is a truly special player. He possesses so many qualities that are often so rare in such a young player – his eye for a pass, ability to draw opposing players in to him, finding space in congested areas, knowing exactly when to dribble or when to move on possession, composure under intense pressure – these are to name just a few of his qualities. In my opinion the only other player of a similar age group who can match him is Neymar of Santos. Of all the players aged 21 and below currently playing in Europe, none of them are playing at the capacity James is.
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May 9, 2012 by Sean Charles
Thanks to a 4-0 home thrashing of Freiburg, Borussia Dortmund extended their domestic unbeaten streak to twenty eight games, their last loss in the league dates back to a 2-1 away defeat at Hannover on September 18th. They also recently claimed their second successive Bundesliga title thanks to a 2-0 home win over Champions League spot contenders Borussia Munchengladbach on April 21st. With the league sewn up, Jurgen Klopp’s boys had some history in their sights. They were on the cusp of finishing the season as the team to gather the highest ever points tally at the end of a Bundesliga season. The record they set their sights on to was one set by Bayern Munich in the 1998/99 season, in which they mustered an impressive total of 78 points.