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Season Review: Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund
 By Chris Wright

German FA wishes Reus happy birthday before cutting him from squad

The German Football Federation (DFB) went out of its way to wish Dortmund star Marco Reus a very happy birthday on the day he turns 27.

But then it gave him the worst birthday present ever by cutting him from Germany's Euro 2016 squad due to injury.

Indeed, just a couple of hours after its birthday tweet...

Bayern Munich win German Cup to end the Pep Guardiola era on a happy note

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop breaks down the DFB Pokal final where Bayern toppled Dortmund after a scoreless game went to PK's.

It was a much closer game than they had hoped for, but Douglas Costa's converted penalty at the Olympic stadium in Berlin helped Bayern Munich achieve a rarely discussed objective not much less important than the trophies: the sending off of Pep Guardiola to new and pastures sky blue on good and happy terms.

The Catalan cried at the final whistle, undoubtedly moved by the dramatic nature of his second domestic double in three years. Repeatedly pressed to explain his tears, he eventually said...

Sokratis a rock for Borussia Dortmund despite German Cup final defeat

Bayern send Pep Guardiola out with another trophy, as the Bundesliga winners topped Dortmund on penalties in the DFB Pokal final.

When Douglas Costa converted the final penalty kick of the German Cup final in Berlin, Borussia Dortmund's fate was sealed.

Dortmund lost their fourth straight final in four years, although they kept it tight for 120 scoreless minutes. A thrilling season ending in a war of attrition against FC Bayern, the last half hour was marked by players of both teams lying on the floor with cramps.

Thomas Tuchel's men can be proud of their season and their performance on the night, but the silver medals...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

FA Cup, Copa del Rey, DFB Pokal and Coppa Italia final predictions

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes and Paul Mariner preview the FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace.

It's a big weekend of cup finals across Europe. Vote in our match polls for the winner of the FA Cup, Copa del Rey, DFB Pokal and Coppa Italia.

CRYSTAL PALACEIf Palace do actually win the FA Cup and end up in the group stages of the Europa League, they will need to go on a serious spending spree to make sure there is enough quality in the squad to deal with two games a week for a big chunk of the season.

And yes, that does feel ridiculous to be typing in a serious capacity. Eagles...

Mats Hummels in spotlight as Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund

Thomas Tuchel says Borussia Dortmund will be a match for Bayern Munich despite losing Mats Hummels.

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund face off this Saturday to decide the German Cup. Mark Lovell (Bayern) and Stefan Buczko (Dortmund) preview the showdown in the DFB Pokal final, with Mats Hummels among the many intriguing subplots.

Make a case for why you'll win this one 

Mark Lovell: The Bavarians cruised to their fourth league title in a row and will be confident of success against a Dortmund side who are clearly struggling to come to terms with Mats Hummels' imminent departure...

Borussia Dortmund enjoy strong season but face another big rebuild

Henrikh Mkhitaryan deserves player of the season for the manner in which he's kept Dortmund's season going.

Dortmund finished second in the Bundesliga behind Bayern Munich but still have the German Cup to play for. Here'a a recap their 2015-16 season.

Season in a sentence

Dortmund exceeded expectations at the beginning, only to fall short of them in the end.


There might be single games to point to but overall, the highlight of the season was the transformation in Thomas Tuchel's first season and the consistency that followed.

Being the successor to Jurgen Klopp, who achieved legendary status...