Champions Borussia Dortmund can count on Robert Lewandowski (2nd r.) for goals during the season run-in
Champions Borussia Dortmund can count on Robert Lewandowski (2nd r.) for goals during the season run-in
Bundesliga

Leaders of the chasing pack

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.