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As soon as the draw was made most pundits agreed that Group D was this season's Champions League "Group of Death." They were split over who was likely to come out on top - with some favoring Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid , and others Premier League champions Manchester City . The draw was seen as hard on Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund , who allegedly lacked both experience and big name players to overcome their more illustrious opponents.
Few in Madrid or Manchester will think that way anymore.
Dortmund added a battling 2-2 draw at Real Madrid's Estadio Santiago Bernabeu to their victory over Jose Mourinho's men in Dortmund last month Tuesday night. With their impressive road draw at Etihad Stadium, Jurgen Klopp's young and talented side now top Group D after four games and remain unbeaten. Must believe Dortmund are unlucky not to have already sealed qualification for the next round.
Klopp out-thought Roberto Mancini in Manchester, and he almos...
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“If the group ended today we would qualify. If this is the toughest group and Real Madrid have always been in the qualifying positions then I do not know what the drama is. If we qualify from this group that is a success and we are close to doing so. If we finish second in the group then that is a problem for the first...
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