Can Yarmolenko replace the young star winger Dembele? Wrong question! The Dynamo Kyiv signing is more physical and more experienced. His elegant style of play could be the secret ingredient for Dortmund’s success.
Borussia Dortmund remain unbeaten 14 games into the Bundesliga season, toppling Schalke 2-1 in the Revierderby. The away win keeps BVB a comfortable nine points ahead of Bayern at the top of the table.
Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich may be the presumed Bundesliga title contenders, but Gladbach have shown they deserve consideration. The Foals put their credentials to the test against Hoffenheim this weekend.
If last season is anything to go by, the upcoming derby between league leaders Borussia Dortmund and struggling rivals Schalke should be a thriller. This could prove Dortmund's sternest test since Bayern visited.
There's a long way to go and Dortmund players and staff are understandably not getting carried away. But if Bayern Munich's hegemony is finally to be broken, BVB need to believe they are contenders, says DW's Matt Ford.
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