Dortmund Set Sights On ‘Sweet’ Bundesliga Revenge After Bitter Title Collapse

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Needing a win for their first title in over a decade in the season’s final game, Dortmund drew 2-2 at home against mid-table Mainz.

Borussia Dortmund start their Bundesliga crusade at home to Cologne on Saturday, hoping to take the first step in putting the bitter disappointment of last season behind them. demanding a palm for their first title in over a decade in the season’s final game, Dortmund drew 2- 2 at home against mid-table Mainz. The draw allowed Bayern Munich, who won 2- 1 in Cologne thanks to a last- nanosecond Jamal Musiala thing, to skulk history and win the title on thing difference, their 11th successive league palm.

For Dortmund to go one better this season, they need to not only overcome their final day demons but also the loss again of their stylish player in the summer.

Jude Bellingham moved to Real Madrid in June, with Dortmund having lost Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho in former off- seasons.

Title favourites Bayern have still strengthened, breaking the 100 million euro($ 109 million) mark for the first time to bring in England captain Harry Kane, plugging the Robert Lewandowski- shaped hole in their forward line in the process.

“Although we were close” director Edin Terzic said on Thursday” we’re not done yet.”

“On Saturday, we want to pick up where we left off.”

Hit by injury beforehand last season, Dortmund lost only one of their final 19 league matches to close a nine- point gap with Bayern.

Terzic said the side, who added midfielders Marcel Sabitzer, Felix Nmecha and sect- reverse Ramy Bensebaini, had strengthened enough for a title fight.

“I am veritably happy with the quality of the platoon and the quality of the beginners.

“We are sure we are in a veritably good position to achieve our pretensions” Terzic said, explaining the platoon needs to keep up the” hard work”.

“(Also) it might taste really sweet in the end and also we can eventually bring the guard to Dortmund.”

Bayern kick start the season down at Werder Bremen on Friday. Bremen haven’t beaten Bayern since 2008, when Mesut Ozil, Claudio Pizarro and Per Mertesacker lined up in white and green, a stunning 31 games agone.

Kane is in line to make his starting debut” unless commodity extraordinary happens” trainer Thomas Tuchel said on Thursday.

Despite the high- profile addition, dubieties remain for Bayern this season, particularly after Saturday’s 3- 0 Supercup trouncing at home at the hands of RB Leipzig.

Tuchel said as important on Thursday, saying his side hadn’t yet set up the result but promised they weren’t far out.

“We have not set up the key to crack the cinch yet, but we’ll find it. We have got a couple further keys on the keyring.”

The two other major expedients for this time’s title, Bayern Leverkusen and Leipzig, disaccord on Saturday, with both having strengthened across the summer.

One to watch Robin Gosens (Union Berlin)

On Tuesday, Union Berlin inked Germany protector Robin Gosens from Inter Milan, another sign of the capital club’s new lofty standing in the game.

Gosens, 29, joins Union having played his entire professional career outside his motherland, despite representing Germany 16 times, scoring doubly.

The left- reverse has played 28 times in the titleholders League, including in last season’s final, precious experience as Union embark on their demoiselle crusade in the competition.

5- Werder Bremen were the worst home platoon in the Bundesliga last season, winning just five of 17 home games.

14- Borussia Dortmund were the strongest Bundesliga home platoon in 2022- 23, winning 14 from 17 games.

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Werder Bremen v Bayern Munich( 1830)


Wolfsburg v Heidenheim, Hoffenheim v Freiburg, Augsburg v Borussia Moenchengladbach, Stuttgart v Bochum, Bayer Leverkusen v RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund v Cologne( 1630)


Union Berlin v Mainz, Eintracht Frankfurt v Darmstadt( 1530)

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