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Picking favorites in the Bundesliga

Updated: August 5, 2011, 9:13 AM ET
By Jason York, ESPN Stats & Information

Borussia Dortmund's quest for its second straight title begins Friday, as the 2011-12 German Bundesliga season kicks off. Dortmund won the Bundesliga with 75 points last season, finishing comfortably ahead of Bayer Leverkusen (68) and Bayern Munich (65) in the title race. Dortmund is trying to become the first repeat winner in the Bundesliga since Bayern's back-to-back titles in 2004-05 and 2005-06.

Here are some statistical nuggets ahead of the 2011-12 season:

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