Borussia Dortmund had a great run in the Champions League last season - but they unfortunately suffered a marginal 2-1 defeat to arch-rivals Bayern Munich in the final at Wembley.
Along with that, they suffered a huge set-back by losing their key player Mario Gotze to Bayern. But Dortmund are still looking sharp in their post-Gotze era, with good pre-season performances.
Both their talisman, Robert Lewandowski and Marco Reus, are looking sharp and in good scoring form prior to the Bundesliga kick-off.
Reus had a great debut season last term, scoring 19 goals in all competition for Dortmund. He performed well against the teams like Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Reus was brought to Dortmund for a transfer fee of €17.1m on January last year. Since then he has turned out to be an automatic first choice for coach Jurgen Klopp. He played a total of 47 games for Dortmund last season.
The 24-year-old German international has found net seven times in 15 national caps. Reus is known for his explosive speed, acceleration and great technique.
After Gotze’s departure, Reus will have to step up and it’s normal that Dortmund won’t be facing much trouble as they were still successful after departures of star players like Nuri Sahin and Shinji Kagawa.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been a great summer addition to Dortmund. Klopp still has many potential players in his squad to challenge for major trophies this time, too.
Reus is having great pre-season, having scored four goals in the club's last four friendly matches. His form would be vital for club and his preparation for the World Cup next year in Brazil.
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