* German giants show their class
Eight-times Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund showed Johor Darul Takzim have a lot more professional footballing lessons to learn in this region.
The German giants handed the Malaysian champions a 6-1 thrashing and could have easily ended up with a bigger victory margin at the Larkin Stadium in Johor Bahru on Thursday night.
Dortmund were not at their best in their pre-season playing tour of Asia but were still good enough to show what professional football is all about.
National player Gary Steven Robbat did have the distinction of breaching the German defence with a delightful goal in the 39th minute with a first timer off a pass from Amri Yahyah – something J-League club Kawasaki Frontale could not do in their friendly against Dortmund who won 6-0 on Tuesday.
The match was played at the Todoroki Stadium.
Japan World Cupper Shinji Kagawa, who scored a brace against Kawasaki, started the match from the bench.
However, when the former Manchester United star came on the field he did score much to the delight of the large number of Japanese fans who had turned up at the Larkin Stadium to watch their star in action.
Dortmund opened the floodgates in the 22nd minute when Ilkay Gundongan curled the ball into the right corner from a freekick with national keeper Farizal Marlias completely beaten.
The other goals in the first half came from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (29th) and Kevin Kampi (32nd), Kagawa got the second half goals going when he netted in the 74th minute, Calvin Jeremy (81st) and Marco Reus (90th).
For the record JDT will face Hong Kong’s South China in the AFC Cup quarter-finals next month.