Munich - Over the past couple of seasons, Borussia Dortmund fans have grown accustomed to their side entering the business end of the campaign confident of winning at least one trophy. Yet despite their best efforts this time, the Yellow-Blacks have fallen short of the pace.

“We’re leading the rest of the league,” said coach Jürgen Klopp recently, referring to the 20-point deficit on runaway league leaders FC Bayern Munich, but a four-point advantage over Bayer 04 Leverkusen in third. Their sterling form in the UEFA Champions League remains Dortmund's only chance of silverware this season.

  • Borussia Dortmund have scored three or more goals in 12 games this season, more than any other club. They share the record for the most goals scored in 2013 (25) with FC Bayern.

  • 12 of Dortmund’s goals have come in the first quarter of an hour of games, making them the most frequent early goalscorers.

  • Dortmund have committed fewer fouls than anybody else (326) and are one of the most diligent sides in the Bundesliga, with the most sprints per game (186 on average).

  • Dortmund have already let in eleven goals in the current calendar year - as many as seven clubs have conceded fewer.

  • Three of Dortmund’s five defeats this season have come at home (2-1 v Schalke 04, 3-2 v VfL Wolfsburg and 4-1 v Hamburger SV).

  • Dortmund have ten fewer points after 26 games of the season than they had at the same stage of last season (49 compared to 59).

may have taken a bit of time to get going this season, but having set a new club record for scoring in each of his last eight games, he is now on course for a first ever top-goalscorer’s award. The 24-year-old currently leads the way with 19 strikes in 26 matches, nine of which have come in the last seven games. Dortmund will be counting on his goals to secure them second spot and help them to Champions League success.

  • Matchday 27: VfB Stuttgart (A)
  • Matchday 28: FC Augsburg (H)
  • Matchday 29: Greuther Fürth (A)
  • Matchday 30: 1. FSV Mainz 05 (H)
  • Matchday 31: Fortuna Düsseldorf (A)
  • Matchday 32: FC Bayern Munich (H)
  • Matchday 33: VfL Wolfsburg (A)
  • Matchday 34: 1899 Hoffenheim (H)