Dogged Dortmund go back to the future and find a way to win again | Andy Brassell

Leaders ended their winless streak with a display built around the efficiency that served them so well early in the season

They were still top, still in charge of their own destiny and, lest we forget amid the jitters, still way ahead of schedule or expectation. It didn’t feel like that, though, after three weeks in which a seven-point lead over Bayern Munich had disappeared, the team had exited the DfB Pokal and slid to the brink of following suit in the Champions League.

For Borussia Dortmund the final insult was the prospect of former coach Peter Bosz, returning on Sunday with his improving Bayer Leverkusen, “getting the chance to totally ruin another Dortmund season,” in the words of German journalist Lars Pollmann. Yet while much focus was on the Dutchman, whose new side arrived on the crest of 13 goals in their last four Bundesliga games (at least to some extent echoing his long-forgotten, excellent start at Westfalen 18 months ago), the sense of deja vu eventually came from elsewhere.

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Source: Football News
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