Constantin Eckner
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Constantin is the editor-in-chief of the tactics blog

Are Dortmund players not ready for 90 minutes?

Something must be terribly wrong when, after weeks of dropping points left and right, your team cannot even hold on to a four-goal lead in one of the most important matches of the year. Should the players in black and yellow just go out in the woods and run their lungs out for a few days?

Dortmund Beat Hertha: Country For An Old Man

Borussia Dortmund dismantled Hertha Berlin 2-0 at home on Saturday, keeping their record perfect. One man was at the heart of the action.

Borussia Dortmund’s New Bosz

Peter Bozs is Borussia Dortmund’s newly appointed manager. Constantin Eckner writes about the 53-year-old’s coaching style.

Who is Alexander Isak?

Why do Borussia Dortmund spend €XXm for a 17-year-old striker from the Swedish league? Are they out of their mind or have they just signed one of hottest prospects in European football? BVB fans should hope for option number two and there are a lot of reasons to think so.

Tactical talking points: Tuchel’s play with fire pays off

In what is considered the Bundesliga blockbuster Borussia Dortmund were able to secure a 1-0 win over Bayern Munich. Thomas Tuchel’s side scored an early goal and protected the lead to the end, despite Bayern’s continuous control after 25 minutes.

Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid … once again

It feels like we have seen this match a million times in the last few years, but the football gods – or rather the guys who took the draw balls out of the bowls – are bringing us another encounter between the universally beloved Borussia Dortmund and the villains from Real Madrid.

Two BVB defenders called up by Germany Olympic football team

The German football association has announced on Friday that Matthias Ginter and Sven Bender are called up for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Both could miss the first two games of the season as well as a sizable chunk of Dortmund’s pre-season.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan officially joins Manchester United

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan joins Manchester United. After “intense negotiations” the club agreed to a deal that allows the Armenian midfielder to move to Manchester.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan close to leaving Borussia Dortmund

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has agreed personal terms with Manchester United after talks with his representative and will undergo a medical this week, while Dortmund and United are close to settle on a fee over the transfer of the 27-year-old midfielder.

Marvin Ducksch joins FC St. Pauli

Marvin Ducksch, who played for Borussia Dortmund’s reserve team throughout the last season, has signed a contract with FC St. Pauli.

Dortmund announce training camp schedule

Borussia Dortmund first training session will be on 4 July. According to a release issued by the team on Monday, BVB will play their first friendly during summer preparation against local club Spvgg Erkenschwick. The Black and Yellows will also take a trip to China in July, where they are expected to face both Manchester United and Manchester City.

Ilkay Gündogan out for months

Borussia Dortmund announced that midfielder Ilkay Gündogan will be out for months due to dislocated knee-cap. The 25-year-old will not only miss the German cup final, but will also not be able to compete at the EURO tournament in France.

Tactical talking points: Klopp’s team with a trademark underdog performance

A Klopp team faced a superior opponent and made it ugly. Borussia Dortmund dominated the match for the better part of 90 minutes, but didn’t seem too comfortable with Liverpool’s counterattacking threat. Here are three tactical talking points from Thursday night’s Europa League clash.

Tactical talking points: Dortmund deliver dominant performance

Dortmund beat a poor Tottenham side in a one-sided first encounter between the teams. We examine the major tactical talking points.

Mikel who? – Profiling Dortmund’s first signing

Rumours were buzzing for quite a while. Now Borussia Dortmund made it official. The first addition to their 2016-2017 squad is Mikel Merino, a 19-year-old midfielder from Segunda División side CA Osasuna.

Mixed zone interviews: Hannover

Borussia Dortmund made the most of a disappointing performance, as they claimed a 1-0 win against Hannover on Saturday afternoon. Here is what coaches and players had to say after the game.

Hannover hit by injuries ahead of Dortmund clash

Hannover 96 have been hit hard by injuries in recent weeks. Their two best strikers will not travel with the squad that will face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday afternoon.

Dortmund swam through deep water to keep German Cup dreams alive

A motivated team and a clearly improved defence set the stage for Dortmund’s 3-1 win over VfB Stuttgart in the quarter-final of the German cup. Even heavy rain that flooded the turf in the Mercedes-Benz Arena could not stop the Black and Yellows on Tuesday night.

Mixed zone interviews: Ingolstadt

Borussia Dortmund gave their all to wrestle Ingolstadt down, winning 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. Here is what coaches and players had to say after the game.

Stenzel out on loan to Freiburg

Pascal Stenzel has joined SC Freiburg on an 18-month loan, after which he will return to Dortmund.