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Impressive performance by Borussia Dortmund (German Soccer League)
Borussia Dortmund (BVB)* is one of the eighteen soccer clubs in the German Soccer league. Due to the footballing wizadry of Coach Jürgen Klopp, sports director Michael Zorc and business leader Hans-Joachim Watzke, the professional team won the German championship in the 2010/11 season for the first time since 2001/02. Moreover they defended this title the following year, won the German Soccer Cup (2012) and qualified for the class of kings - the European Champions League.This club from North-Rhine Westphalia, which has the highest population in Germany, has inspired an entire region. They showed that the supposedly all powerful FC Bayern could be beaten and that money is not everything. The management got the most out of its own young players instead buying famous players from well known clubs for astronomical amounts.
But Bayern is not the only contender of BVB (short cut for Borussia Dortmund)*. There is a much greater rivalry between the BVB and FC Schalke(S04)**. These two clubs, both originating from the Ruhr Metropolis are only about 21 miles away from each other and are the biggest adversaries in this league since they both started playing there. However, there is one common ground - the animus towards FC Bayern. It is a question of origin. They would prefer a team from NRW to win than one from the "Free State" of Bavaria. Then/(Here,) even rivalling fans of BVB and S04 will stick together, even though they normally fight each other.
Furthermore, the fans of BVB are very famous in the world of European soccer, due to the fact that they support their club at every single game, even if it is in the back of beyond. The Signal Iduna Park, which is their stadium, seats over 80,000 spectators. Recently there was a new movie about the so called Gelbe Wand (yellow wall). It is the largest standing place grandstand, with seating for approximately*** 25,000 people. They perform awesome choreographies at each home match, as shown on the picture above. It was taken at the BVB match against Manchester City in 2012 and shows the Gelbe Wand - including me holding one of the black boards to build the logo of the club.
Hope you enjoy this kind of article more or less whatever your favourite club or sport may be.
*I have added the BVB after the name of the club as this is more common. It therefore removes the need to add “shortcut of club” later and the article flows better.
**Again, add abbreviation after the name of the club, so the reader will know who S04 is when it is mentioned later on.
*** I had to read an article about the stadium, and it mentioned a “standing place grandstand”. I think this is what you were referring to J
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