10 goals conceded in the last five games for Dortmund
There is cause for optimism for Rangers in the significant challenge Borussia Dortmund face in their own backyard.
Established names and quality players in the form of Marco Reus, Mats Hummels, Axel Witsel and Julian Brant will be a formidable opponent. There are also 10 England international selections, the precocious Jude Bellingham.
BVB are not second in the Bundesliga for nothing. Lately, Rangers know all about quality at the top in Germany after facing Bayer Leverkusen in the 19/20 season.
Going forward, Dortmund are very strong – they have scored 14 goals in the last five games. Luckily, that number was negated by their leaky backline as over the same number of games they scored 10 goals, including five against Leverkusen and two in a -2-1 against St Pauli in the German Cup.
If there’s anything to look forward to, goals are guaranteed tonight:
14/1/22 – BUN – Dortmund 5 – 1 Freiburg
1/18/11 – DFP – St Pauli 2 – 1 Dortmund
02/22/22 – BUN – Hoffenheim 2 – 3 Dortmund
02/06/22 – BUN – Dortmund 2 – 5 Leverkusen
13/2/22 – BUN – Union Berlin 0 -3 Dortmund
Recently, Mats Hummels even called out his teammates for their defensive lapses in another sign that they aren’t in top form overall.
When Dortmund are hot, they are very hot but they are streaky in their form and this defensive record shows they are giving up chances. Rangers will have to be ruthless tonight if those opportunities present themselves, as is very possible.