*This article was posted on the 31st of November and could not get uploaded earlier due to some technical difficulties*
On 25th May 2013, the top two clubs in Europe(and arguably the world) met and fought for the biggest prize of all, the UEFA Champions League. One of those two teams was Borussia Dortmund, having beaten the likes of Real Madrid on their route to the final. Though they came second to rivals Bayern that night, they were the heartbeat of a new love story.
Nobody imagined that a year later, they will be officially the worst team in Bundesliga. After Sunday’s 2-0 defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt, Dortmund are rock bottom of the league, having amassed only 11 points from 13 games. Even their famous fans, who have stuck by the team throughout this nightmarish season, have begun to boo their players.
The downfall is so sudden and unexpected that even coach Jurgen Klopp has seemed helpless in the past weeks, watching his team stumble for one catastrophe to another.
Follow the slides to see our assessment of the current predicament.
Pursuing Computer Science Engineering from Bangalore Institute of Technology. Avid sports fan, specially football. A lifelong United supporter.