In the 2011/12 season, Jurgen Klopp led a crop of young talented stars such as Mario Götze, Robert Lewandowski, and Mats Hummels to a remarkable domestic double that crowned them Bundesliga champions for a second successive year.
The Bayern Munich stranglehold that has dominated German football since then has seen only the Bavarians lift the trophy in Germany’s top tier, but Dortmund have come closes to toppling the record 28-time champions. A narrow loss last season saw BVB come ever so close to repeating the feat they managed nearly eight years ago – falling two point short of Bayern after a campaign that saw them spend more than half of the season at the top and even widening their large gap between themselves and their rivals on numerous occasions.
Dortmund’s young crop ultimately surrendered the title that was their's to lose last season, but this time around, the squad that possesses some of the biggest talents and now things look very different.
BVB are a side that have become synonymous with exposing the biggest talents in world football over the years. Parallels can be drawn with the fresh-faced prospects that guided Dortmund to back-to-back Bundesliga triumphs at the start of the decade, with the current team of superstars emerging at the Signal Iduna Park.
Here’s why their exciting young squad are more than capable of overcoming Bayern and propelling Dortmund to their ninth title in Germany’s top tier.