Hitzfeld: Dortmund can challenge Bayern

Hitzfeld, who has managed both clubs, speculated that the amount of Bayern's players involved in Germany's World Cup-winning squad could make them slow-starters this year.

Injuries to Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez also threaten to hamper the defending champions, according to the 65-year-old.

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