Great players, a tactical micro-manager and a big fan base: Dortmund seemed to have everything to be a genuine title challenger to Bayern Munich. Thomas Berthold knows why Dortmund cannot fulfill their potential.
Diego Simeone's side put on a trademark display to avenge their 4-0 defeat of two weeks ago, as disciplined in defense as they were incisive on the attack. Both goals had more than a shade of BVB at their best.
A sputtering Bayern Munich go into their fourth Champions League group-stage match hoping to send a message to Borussia Dortmund. Hoffenheim, meanwhile, need a win to maintain any realistic chance of progressing.
Both goals hailed from a familiar source as Bayern sealed three points at home against rank outsiders AEK Athens. The victory never looked in real doubt, but the performance left much to be desired.
Dortmund have their sights set on preserving their perfect Champions League record when they take on Atletico Madrid. Meanwhile, Schalke look to take another step towards the last 16 when they host Galatasaray.
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