Borussia Dortmund have impressed already this season, not only with four wins from four games... - © imago
Borussia Dortmund have impressed already this season, not only with four wins from four games... - © imago
Bundesliga

On the record trail: four reasons why BVB are back

Dortmund - With memories of last season's struggles perhaps still too close for comfort, it took until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had put the seal on Borussia Dortmund's 4-2 victory over Hannover 96 with an 85th-minute penalty for the travelling faithful really to begin singing their hearts out. The song they chose: "And now you’re going to believe us… We're going to win the league!" (Or its German equivalent, at least.)

After last season's toils, Dortmund are again dreaming. Thomas Tuchel's side would be candidates to reclaim the mantle of 'Bayern-chaser number one' from VfL Wolfsburg, if they weren’t actually sitting top of the league. Rather than hunters, Dortmund have swiftly become the hunted.

Never in 53 long, memorable years of Bundesliga football has a side started with four wins and the imposing figures of 15 goals for and only three against. Allow bundesliga.com to present the reasons behind the BVB renaissance…

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More clinical in front of goal

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Ginter flourishing out wide

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Hunger to improve

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The record trail