Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has praised his side's work rate following their 3-0 Champions League win over Marseille last night. 

Klopp watched on from the stands as his side got their first group points of the season. The 46-year-old was handed a one-game touchline ban for his post-match comments about the officials after the Napoli game two weeks ago.

But German boss affirmed that it was pleasant viewing from where he was sitting.

"The team executed perfectly what we talked about before the game," Klopp told Dortmund's official website.

"Marseille are [a] strong side if you let them play their game. We needed to prevent that by putting in a lot of effort."

He continued: "We had to put in a lot of effort, and if we'd run just a few kilometres less today, we would have struggled.

"We had to give our all. Now we are in a good position in our group."

Last season's runners-up suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Rafa Benitez's Napoli in their first group game - but with a win on the board now they can press on with the task of going one better in this year's competition.

Having been placed in the aptly dubbed 'group of death' this year, which also contains current Premier League leaders Arsenal, Klopp will know his team cannot afford many more slip ups if they are to guarantee their passage to the knockout rounds.

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