Originally Posted by Nige™
They were pretty shocking in the Champions League last year and they've lost a couple of players like Kagawa. Reus has come in but I don't see them being an improvement on last season's team and threatening Real or City.
Dortmund lost Kagawa out of the first team. Every other player that left was filling mass. Barrios was the MVP for us 2 years ago, but lost his spot last season. Every Dortmund was very happy to see we got so much money for him (8,5 mio €), since he wasn't going to play anyway. We then baught a back-up for Lewandowski for 5,5 mio called Schieber who is a very promising talent and played very good in Nürnberg.
Reus compensates Kagawa and maybe gives our game another edge, so we'll see, if we can be a threat to City and Real. If we want to stand any chance we have to win against Ajax first anyways. For me, they are a club who only lives from his former achievments. Looking at their squad the only player I recognize is Babel, who had horrible 1,5 years in Hoffenheim. But I guess you don't get Dutch Champion by luck.