They have won 3 consecutive games against Bayern for the first time in German football history. Twice at Allianz. They are in the next round of the DFB Pokal (a lot of big teams are out), they are only two points behind us in the table after kicking our ass in Allianz Arena and they are doing bad in CL, but they still have their chances. They have outplayed Arsenal and every other team in their group but the lack of experienced players is making them look not so good
You just can't say they are a one year wonder. Which was the last team that won 2 consecutives games @ Allianz Arena? And I'm not talking about Bayern or 1860 Munich
Dortmund is utterly and completely a gimmick team. Press high, counter fast. We've seen that we have problems playing against this style of football, against Gladbach, Hannover and Napoli. Same old same old. The thing is that we are the only team against whom Dortmund can rely on their gimmick. Teams that are weaker than them close up shop, and then they panic and the end result is completely random.
If we can fix our arrogant "Bundesliga is our backyard and we can play how we want" attitude, we'll take them down easily. Close up shop on them instead! Look for a counter against them! Their team of 21 year olds will panic after 60 minutes, then open the floodgates. Right now Heynckes went for the whole shebang, and his risk didn't play off. Playing Robben was perhaps the best example of it. Sure, if we had Schweini, we could simply force our will on them, but without him... I'm not blaming Jupp for what happened, he just took a risk and it didn't pay off. Had we had the little nudge of luck today, it could've been 4-0 for us just as well.
This is also a reason why Dortmund are playing so poorly in Europe, methinks. European football is generally a lot more conservative and this upsets their natural balance. Reactive football is forced to become proactive football and the result ain't pretty.