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Dortmund trying to turn it around

By Reuters | Aug 29, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

BERLIN - When Borussia Dortmund midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz was ordered off during training after scuffling with team-mate Jonas Hofmann this week, it was clear last season's runners-up had some serious issues with the new campaign barely under way.

A shock 2-0 opening-day defeat to Bayer Leverkusen last week highlighted some of those problems with coach Juergen Klopp racing against time to turn things around ahead of their next league game at Augsburg today.

New forward Ciro Immobile, who has yet to score in a competitive game for Dortmund, has still to convince he was the right choice to replace Robert Lewandowski. Fellow forward Adrian Ramos has only just recovered from injury, while striker Ji Dong-won is definitely out and the backline is in need of improvement.

"We are working with what we have, players who are fully fit and those who are not. Hopefully in five weeks, no one will remember that we had some problems at the start," Klopp said.

 

 

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