Unbeaten at home
Jürgen Klopp arrived at Borussia Dortmund at the start of the 2008-09 season and he made his mark on the club straight away. The Black and Yellows had finished 13th in the season before Klopp’s arrival. But the former Mainz manager made instant impact at his new club, helping Borussia Dortmund finish sixth in the Bundesliga, just two points behind fifth placed Hannover.
Dortmund’s biggest achievement in the 2008-09 season was their form at home. Jürgen Klopp’s side did not lose a single game at the Westfalenstadion in the Bundesliga, winning eight and scoring 34 league goals in the process.
Borussia Dortmund’s greatest moment in that season came at home against local rivals Schalke 04 on matchday four. The Royal Blues took a 3-0 lead after 54 minutes, but goals from Neven Subotic and Alex Frei (x2) helped Borussia Dortmund fight back and earn a credible draw. Frei’s equaliser came in the 89th minute and sent the majority of the 80,552 people in the crowd into raptures. It was the game that announced Jürgen Klopp’s arrival at Borussia Dortmund.