The new season brought more heartbreak for Dortmund as center back, Mats Hummels, returned home to Bayern Munich. The idea of so much money really can make a head spin and turn your back on a club. Shouts out to Mario Götze, Ilkay Gündogan, and Robert Lewandowski.
Fortunately for Dortmund they don’t need him, or so it seems. Dortmund went out and found themselves a bargain of a replacement in Barcelona trained and raised, Marc Batra, who’s technical ability playing out of the back is perfect for the high-flying, counter-attacking football of Dortmund.
Bartra wasn’t the only signing of BVB this summer as almost 30 other players signed with the German giants with the likes of Ousamane Dembélé, André Schürrle, Mario Götze, Sebastian Rode, Emre Mor, and Raphaël Guerreiro joining the club.
I was concerned for the well-being of the club as I didn’t know how it would react with an influx with so many players, but Thomas Tuchel doesn’t give a damn about the haters and has produced some of the more electrifying football of the year.
With the Dembélé and the saucy American Christian Pulisic on the flanks, Dortmund is young, talented, and out scoring teams for wins. In their past four matches, they’ve managed to score 20 goals including six in their first Champions League match of the group stage.
Wednesday: 6-0 win
Saturday: 6-0 win
Tuesday: 1-0 up after four minutes
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 20, 2016
They get buckets.
Real Madrid, you’ve been warned.
This past Friday, against SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga, BVB produced a work of passing brilliance and a goal worth a thousand words; a true work of art.
Borussia Dortmund's third goal was a work of art. https://t.co/M6a45Y4kxo
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) September 23, 2016
The move was finished with a peach of a finish to the back post by newcomer, Raphaël Guerreiro, who now has three goals in his last four games. This side may not be filled with high-priced summer signings, but the team is playing exciting, effective football.
This football is what Arsenal has been trying to do for the past ten years except BVB doesn’t dick around with the ball at the top of the 18 trying to walk the damn ball into the net.
I don’t know how Dortmund will fare against Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich, but if they continue to make every other European side their attacking playground, Bayern will be pushed to the brink and maybe we’ll actually have another Bundesliga champion come May.