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Woerns impressed by Dortmund progress

11 May 2012 15:54

Former Borussia Dortmund defender Christian Woerns says he has been impressed by the club's rise to prominence in recent years.

Dortmund have won back-to-back Bundesliga titles after a number of disappointing seasons in the early 2000s, and Woerns has nothing but praise for their resurgence.

"Their development is very impressive. Things have really gone uphill in the past four years. That they have now won two consecutive Bundesliga titles makes things even more impressive," Woerns told Goal.com.

"Last year was perhaps a bit of a surprise, but they successfully defended their title, which is quite something. They have every reason to be proud with such a fantastic performance."

Ahead of Saturday's DFB Pokal final between Dortmund and Bayern Munich, Woerns believes there is no clear favourite to win despite Juergen Klopp's men enjoying a better head-to-head record in recent meetings.

"Both will obviously try to win the DFB Pokal. No team will want to give up the cup just like that. I don't really see a favourite for this game as anything can happen," he said.

"The Champions League final might perhaps be more important for Bayern, but you always take one game at a time. A title is at stake and both teams will want to win it.

"Borussia Dortmund will try to attack and play an open game, while Bayern generally do the same. We will have to wait and see how this turns out. I hope that it will be an exciting final."

Woerns said that while there were several differences between both teams, the cup final may come down to individual brilliance.

"Dortmund have some very talented individuals as well, or they would not have won the Bundesliga title. You can't achieve something like that without individual quality," he said.

"Overall, they rely a bit more on the strength of the team, though, whereas Bayern always have individual quality to fall back on."

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Competition
DFB Pokal
Date
12 May 2012
Kick-off
20:00
Half-time
3 - 1
Full-time
5 - 2
Venue
Olympiastadion Berlin (Berlin)
Attendance
75708

Goals

S. Kagawa 3'  
1 - 0
1 - 1
25' A. Robben (PG)
M. Hummels (PG) 41'  
2 - 1
3 - 1
4 - 1
4 - 2
5 - 2

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02:39
00:05

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