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Apr, 17, 2013

Dortmund dismiss 'Spanish situation'

Borussia Dortmund officials have taken issue with Uli Hoeness about the "huge dip in competitiveness" in the Bundesliga, saying that the Bayern Munich president has dramatised the situation.

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On Monday, Hoeness started a heated discussion by claiming that the Bundesliga was heading towards duopoly dominance of "Spanish proportions" and suggested Bayern and Dortmund, the two dominant teams in recent years, should analyse the situation and take action.

However, Dortmund president Reinhard Rauball told dpa: "Of course there is a huge dip in the standing. But you should not dramatise the situation." He went on to explain that over the past ten seasons five different teams had won the Bundesliga and five different teams had won the DFB Pokal. "The economic concentration of the turnovers is much less than in Spain," he added.

Rauball's words were echoed by Dortmund CEO Watzke, who said he would love to discuss things with Hoeness but did not see any urgent problems.

"I am far away from wanting to be the league's smart ass. We should discuss those issues internally," Watzke told Sport 1. "I believe we are a long way from that. As Borussia Dortmund we will need to establish those results over a longer time period."

Watzke also claimed that the success of the national side would always lead to a dip in the domestic league.

"If you want to have steady top teams they will also dominate the league. It is like that in Spain and also in England," he said. "It is not up to us to interfere too much in other club's affairs. They are responsible for their positive and negative decisions."

Meanwhile, Dortmund have admitted they underestimated the demand for tickets for their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid after fighting broke out at some ticket offices.

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