Borussia Dortmund learned their opponents for the preliminary stage of their coming Champions League campaign this week, with the draw for the group stages of the European competition made in Monaco on Thursday afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp's side haven't had the best start to their domestic challenge of the Bundesliga title. Therefore, the enthusiastic coach may well have hoped for an easier run against European competition as he looks to steady the boat.
Having reached the final at Wembley just two seasons ago with a number of players who are still present in this squad, supporters will be hopeful of another strong performance in this season's competition, especially considering it took the eventual champions, Real Madrid, to knock them out last year.
Here is the run down of Dortmund's Group D opponents.