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Borussia Dortmund has been waiting for this moment since conceding a winner to Arjen Robben with a minute left in last season's Champions League final.
That bitter loss seems to have heightened Dortmund's focus entering this season's league and a challenging opener on Wednesday against a Napoli squad that is notably tough to beat at home.
Dortmund began its season by gaining revenge against Bayern Munich with a 4-2 win in the German Super Cup in July - ruining Josep Guardiola's debut in the process - and has gone on to set a club record for its best start to the Bundesliga with five wins.
Speaking after a 6-2 thrashing of Hamburger SV on Saturday, coach Juergen Klopp said, ''The Champions League can come. We're ready.''
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Bayern Munich began the defense of its Champions League title with a comfortable 3-0 win at home to CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.
David Alaba opened the scoring with a free kick in the fourth minute, Mario Mandzukic headed Bayern's second in the 41st, and Alaba set up Arjen Robben to seal the victory in the 68th.
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Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola was left "very proud" of his players after they began their Champions League defence with a 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow at the Allianz Arena.
The Bavarians came under intense criticism from director of sport Matthias Sammer at the weekend, claiming the players were playing without emotion and hiding behind their new coach.
There was little...
Losing in the Champions League final is always something of a body blow. It’s even worse when you’re beaten by a domestic rival. And when that team has already snaffled your best player too? Well, that’s just piling on the misery.
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