Borussia Dortmund have plenty of experience of playing in the Champions League as it appears to be a regular feature on the Bundesliga outfit’s schedule each season that the competition is played. Nevertheless, the fact that the games might be a normality for those at the BVB does not appear to hold fans back, as the 81,365 capacity Signal Iduna Park stadium continues to be a vibrant and lively place when matches are played in the competition in midweek slots.
The Black and Yellow giants have had a number of top-quality players to have featured for them over the years, which has helped the club to create a rather successful history within the competition. Men such as Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel have been in the dugout at some point, whilst stars like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Robert Lewandowski, Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland have all been involved in leading attacks.
Borussia Dortmund have managed to have a couple of accomplishments worthy of note whilst featuring in the Champions League, although they would probably have wanted more than what they have already been able to achieve.
The club have had no fewer than two final appearances in the editions that they have featured in, having been crowned champions in the 1996/97 competition, whilst having had to settle for runners-up in the 2012/13 campaign.
Indeed, the BVB have had many moments that have become memorable for fans across the global sport, although some do not necessarily reflect fondly on the German outfit. Of course, the 1996/97 Champions League final success against Juventus is one of them, with an 18-year-old Lars Ricken grabbing all the headlines after scoring a superb goal just seconds after coming on to the pitch as a substitute.
However, the 2012/13 tournament saw Die Borussen lose out to one of their biggest rivals in football, Bayern Munich, when Arjen Robben scored a winner with just minutes left on the clock before extra-time became a possibility. That Champions League campaign, though, had seen BVB overcome the likes of Shakhtar Donetsk, Malaga CF and Real Madrid CF in the knockout stages whilst having topped one of the hardest groups in the competition - containing the aforementioned Spanish giants, Ajax and Manchester City.
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