Borussia Dortmund clinched the German league title today with a 2-0 win over Nurnberg at Signal Iduna Park. Goals from Lucas Barrios and Robert Lewandowski secured the victory and with Leverkusen losing to FC Koln the side in yellow and black were handed the Bundesliga title.
Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund side have excited fans with a blend of pulsating and attacking play this season, and finishing first is a major achievement for the side after their 6th place finish last season. The side is made up of a host of young players, with the average age of the first team only 23, and it is this youthful exurberance that has saw them sweep aside all before them this season.
The club will now enter into next season’s Champions League, a competiiton they have not competed in since 2002, and the German fans will hope for a repeat of their 1997 campaign, when Dortmund won the tournament with a 3-1 win over Juventus.
For Klopp’s side to realistically compete at this level the club must hold on to it star players, with Europe’s big teams sure to circle the club once the transfer window reopens. Nuri Sahin is the side’s creative spark and has been linked with a move to Inter Milan and Real Madrid, whilst Mario Goetze and Sven Bender are also players of note.
Congratulations to the Dortmund side for an excellent season and a well deserved title.