When Borussia Dortmund were first group with Arsenal, Marseille and Napoli in the Champions League, they put together a special video welcoming their opponents to "Europe's hottest group" and urging everyone to "play beautiful." Now, as they sit third in the group through four matches, they might want to amend that sentiment to "Hey guys, maybe ease up a bit so we don't end up in the Europa League."
After beating Arsenal in London, the Gunners returned the favor by becoming the first English club to beat Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion, proving that pigeon poop isn't the only danger for the home side. Arsenal had just four shots in the match despite having the edge in possession, but Aaron Ramsey's 62nd minute goal made the difference. And in the end, Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that Arsenal could win the Champions League this season. As long as they don't play Bayern Munich.
These are the very best images from the match...
Two Arsenal fans in the Dortmund end? Had they been anywhere else, this could've gone very badly. Instead, they were probably offered all the streusel they could eat after the match.
Robert Lewandowski does an interpretive dance to express his personal anguish.
Per Mertesacker attempts to eat the ball (the ultimate defense).
"From now on you can call me Mr. Daddy, Jurgen Klopp."
Mertesacker is terrifying.
Mesut Ozil does the kiss-off shirt toss, the coolest way to end a Champions League away win.
A subdued Jurgen Klopp waves goodbye to Mr. Daddy.
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