Sir Alex Ferguson: 'Borussia Dortmund could win Champions League'

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson leaves the pitch after his sides win over Fulham on January 26, 2013
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Sir Alex Ferguson says that Borussia Dortmund are this year's "dark horse" in the Champions League.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that Borussia Dortmund are the "dark horse" in this year's Champions League.

The Scot believes that their poor domestic campaign means they will be fully concentrated on winning their second European crown.

Die Borussen's last-16 tie with Shakhtar Donetsk is poised at 2-2 following the first leg in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Ferguson also singled out their domestic rivals Bayern Munich - runners-up twice in the past three years - as potential winners.

"It is a very open tournament," quotes Ferguson as saying.

"Bayern have always had capable and confident teams. Last year they should have won the final and have added to their squad this year with Javi Martinez and Mario Mandzukic up front.

"They are going to have a chance, but the dark horse is definitely Dortmund. I don't think they are paying too much attention to the league. Their concentration is on the European Cup and their European form has been very good."

Jurgen Klopp's men finished top of Group D ahead of Real Madrid without losing a game.

Reece Brown on September 29, 2012
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