Posts Tagged ‘mario gotze’
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.
May 17, 2012 by Leon Guite
Dortmund retained their status as Deutscher Meister after a 2-0 win over Gladbach. This is Dortmund’s second back-to-back Bundesliga title; the first time that happened was in the 1955-1966 and 1956-1957 seasons – they join only Hamburg, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayern Munich in achieving this feat.
For the past two seasons, the man that has stood out as the knight in the shining armor for Jurgen Klopp’s victorious side is the 19 year old sensation Mario Götze, dubbed by many as “The German Messi”.
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.