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Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The German legend Franz Beckenbauer has said that he is of the opinion that the German club Borussia Dortmund may spring a surprise when it comes to the Champions League title this time around. The German club Borussia Dortmund have managed to win the German Bundesliga title ahead of the immense favourites Bayern Munich for the last two seasons in succession. Even though they did not make a huge mark in the European competition last season, they have been extremely good in the group stages this time around. This is even more impressive when considering the fact that the group contained the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City.

After having come out of the group stages in the best possible manner, Borussia Dortmund will be waiting for the draw for the last 16 stage of the competition. Beckenbauer reckons that Borussia Dortmund have enough quality in the team to be able to spring a surprise in this competition. Due to the fact that they are outsiders to win the Bundesliga title this season, they will be able to focus their attention totally on the Champions League. Dortmund are currently seven points behind the leaders Bayern Munich in the table after a poor start to the domestic season.

“If they continue to play like this, then they don’t need to care about who they are drawn against in the knockout stage. Anybody who can beat Real Madrid so easily can certainly harbour hopes of winning the Champions League. I’d like to see Bayern against Dortmund in the final,” said the former Bayern Munich legend in a recent interview. German team have not been successful in the Champions League over the last decade. Bayern Munich have come the closest to winning the title on two of the last three seasons.