Dortmund’s attacking ethos can be traced back to the season they became the first German club to win a European trophy
The sheer exuberance and brio of Borussia Dortmund’s stylish forward line will be pushed to its limit when they try to overcome a daunting three-goal deficit against Tottenham in the Champions League. The club boasts a fine pedigree for assembling exciting and potent attacks. Mario Götze, Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus are for the current Dortmund team what Robert Lewandowski, Reus and Jakub Blaszczykowski were in 2013, and Stéphane Chapuisat, Karl-Heinz Riedle and Andreas Möller were for the 1997 vintage.
But perhaps the most dazzling front three the club has ever assembled came half a century ago, back in the early years of the Bundesliga. The footballers in question were full West Germany internationals and big names in their day: Lothar Emmerich played on the left, Reinhard “Stan” Libuda on the right and Siggi Held represented the focal point of the attack at centre-forward. This thrilling frontline was crafted more or less from scratch by coach Willi Multhaup when he arrived at the club in the summer of 1965.
Source: Football News
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