Last season's runner-up Dortmund opens at Napoli
NAPLES, Italy (AP) - Borussia Dortmund has been waiting for this moment since conceding a winner to Arjen Robben with a minute left in last season's Champions League final.
That bitter loss seems to have heightened Dortmund's focus entering this season's league and a challenging opener on Wednesday against a Napoli squad that is notably tough to beat at home.
Dortmund began its season by gaining revenge against Bayern Munich with a 4-2 win in the German Super Cup in July - ruining Josep Guardiola's debut in the process - and has gone on to set a club record for its best start to the Bundesliga with five wins.
Speaking after a 6-2 thrashing of Hamburger SV on Saturday, coach Juergen Klopp said, "The Champions League can come. We're ready.''