Luca Gierl
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Dortmund make it five wins in a row at Bremen

BVB overcome bad stretch in the first half to win 3-1 in Bremen and extend their winning streak to five. Thomas Tuchel decided to return to his favourite starting eleven, with the exception of Joo-Ho Park playing instead of Marcel…

The Bundesliga has a problem

The Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in the world. It has the healthiest attendance in Europe, some of the best coaches and a great pool of talents, which altogether leads to exciting football, and, thanks to the 50+1 rule, without a ton…

Tactical-analysis: how Dortmund made it 11 out of 11 against Leverkusen

In a lopsided affair, Borussia Dortmund were in control for the majority of the game and deservedly beat Leverkusen 3-0. Lineups Dortmund lined up in Tuchel’s preferred 4-2-3-1/4-1-4-1 hybrid, with nine players out of Tuchel’s preferred starting eleven. Only Marco…

Borussia Dortmund in control against Bayer Leverkusen

Borussia Dortmund just keep on winning. Die Schwarzgelben beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in impressive fashion, after they failed to do so in their recent four encounters. Lineups After rotating on Thursday against Krasnodar it was obvious that Tuchel would go…

Tactical-analysis: how Dortmund put the 04 in Ingolstadt

In an expectedly one-sided affair Borussia Dortmund beat FC Ingolstadt 0:4. Even after playing Odds BK only 3 days earlier BVB played very dominantly over almost the entire game. Lineup BVB: Dortmund played in their usual 4-1-4-1/4-2-3-1 hybrid with Roman…

Tactical-analysis: How Dortmund dominated Gladbach

  In an impressive Bundesliga debut for Thomas Tuchel’s Borussia Dortmund, the team dominated Borussia Mönchengladbach in every aspect of the game and won deservingly with 4-0. Lineup Both teams played their usual formation. Dortmund in a  4-1-4-1 / 4-4-1-1…

Preview: BVB face stern test in Borussenderby

The Bundesliga is finally back and it starts with a bang for Borussia Dortmund. The other Borussia comes to visit the Westfalenstadion, making it a Saturday evening “Topspiel”. The match-up between Dortmund and Gladbach couldn’t be more even, historically speaking:…

BVB keep their cool in the heat of Chemnitz

In a typical DFB Pokal first round match Borussia Dortmund managed to eliminate Chemnitzer FC from the Pokal. Goals from Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan saw BVB go through with a 2-0 victory, on a sweltering afternoon in Chemnitz. But not without…

The Future of Dortmund is Secured

January 2015, Borussia Dortmund is tied for the last place in the Bundesliga and Jürgen Klopp tells BVBtotal that “the future of Borussia Dortmund is secured”. How does that fit together? Klopp is referring to 16-year-olds Felix Passlack and Dzenis…