Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Then vs Now


April 28th 2015, the semi-final of the DfB Pokal between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. The hopes of millions hang in the balance. 75 minutes played, Bayern are a goal up and quite clearly the better team on the night but Dortmund were growing in confidence. Henrik Mkhitaryan’s delivery met by a skidding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang levelled the game up for […]

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Tuchel’s Tactical Positioning Revs Borussia Dortmund’s High-Powered Attack


Borussia Dortmund have been amazing to say the least, in the first half of the 2015-16 season. It’s only half a season, yet Dortmund have scored a whopping 85 goals in all competitions which, astonishingly, is seven more than they managed all of last season. New head coach Thomas Tuchel has changed the commonly used ‘Gegenpressing’ philosophy of Dortmund, which was used […]

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The Perfect Yet Sad Start of Borussia Dortmund


The evolution of Borussia Dortmund has begun. As I wrote in my first article for the Fanatic, the people in Dortmund were expecting changes this season. Thomas Tuchel had to accept the challenge to fulfil Jürgen Klopp’s legacy. That meant that Borussia Dortmund needed to transform from a counter-attack-team to a team that can handle deep defending opponents with a tactic that […]

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Europa League Draw and what it means for its Bundesliga participants

Europa League

  The much-awaited draw for this year’s Europa League was conducted one day after the more-prestigious Champions League draw with UEFA’s comedic genius Gianni Infantino once more in fine form. There are some intriguing match-ups for this year’s group stage involving Schalke, Borussia Dortmund, and FC Augsburg. Here’s the low-down on what the draw means for the Bundesliga’s European contenders… FC Schalke 04 […]

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Thomas Tuchel’s Early Work at BVB — MatchDay One

Henrikh Mkhitaryan goal celebration header image

In April 2015, Jurgen Klopp announced that his resignation would take place following the end of the 2014/2015 campaign. In respond to this situation, Borussia Dortmund moved quickly and appointed the exciting Thomas Tuchel as the replacement. The newly appointed manager was widely known through his nice journey with FSV Mainz 05 which the highest achievement was the 5th spot in […]

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