Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund began their title defense in impressive fashion with a 3-1 win over Hamburg. Kevin Grosskreutz with a brace and Mario Gotze scored for the champions with Robert Tesche pulling off a late consolation goal for Hamburg.
Dortmund showed some very clever interlinking play to score their goals. Gotze and Shinji Kagawa are the creative talents behind this team. Another player to catch the eye is central midfielder Sven Bender.
Juergen Klopp, in three years as Dortmund’s coach, has quietly assembled a nucleus of youth talent with an average age of 22 years now in prime position to bring back their glory days. Under him the side made steady progress going from 6th in the 2008-2009 season to fifth in the next. Last season it was a spectacular finish to their first Bundesliga title since 2002.
If Arsene Wenger should fail, we’ve a potential candidate whose name is not Pep Guardiola who might fit better into the Arsenal system without the Frenchman’s dogmatic baggage.