5 Things Borussia Dortmund Need to Do to Topple Bayern Munich

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5 Things Borussia Dortmund Need to Do to Topple Bayern Munich
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Bayern Munich were runaway Bundesliga champions last season, claiming the German league title with 25 points more than runners-up Dortmund. And now the Bavarians are on the verge of repeating their success, with 23 points separating them from BVB heading into matchday 26.

At the moment it appears as though Bayern's hegemony is here to stay. The title holders signed BVB crown jewel Mario Gotze last summer and have secured the transfer of Robert Lewandowski this July. Their financial and sporting dominance seems insurmountable.

In fairness, it would be almost impossible for Dortmund to topple Bayern in the short-term future. But looking to the long term, there is the possibility of BVB becoming long-term competition for the Bavarians and eventually hoisting the trophy at season's end. Click "Begin slideshow" for a look at how Dortmund can bring competition back to the Bundesliga title race.

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