One weekend in hell for Bayern Munich and Dortmund in the German Bundesliga
We may still have a few games to go in the current round across Europe, but not sure any result anywhere would change the fact that the weekend that just ended was the most shocking for football followers especially those that invest beyond passion.
Bayern Munich, for all their recent achievements including the Super Cup triumph over Sevilla, were annihilated by Hoffenheim.
A result that compounded to the loss of Borussia Dortmund earlier in the day to Augsburg.
While many believe Bayern would still end up being Champions, it was a huge opportunity missed by the likes of Leipzig who settled for a draw against Bayern Leverkusen and Dortmund in the quest to wrestle power from the Bavarians.
Hansi Flick has no doubt done a good job with the current Bayern Munich set up but to what end if they can’t sustain the hype?
No one stays on top forever, but quick evolution with time and trend would help.
Currently, this Bayern squad is thin, few players left, either at the expiration of their loan deals or outright sale.
Notable among the exits is Thiago Alcantara, the Spanish international moved to Anfield.
And he has registered his impact even in one half of football, Leon Goretzka is the natural fit and there were musings in some quarters about a possible move for clubless Mario Goetze.
For Dortmund, they probably need a leader, someone to organize and take initiative.
It’s okay to lose on some days that aren’t yours, but on a day a major rival drops points, the initiative is yours to take for the advantage that would count at the end of the day.
Here’s an opportunity for other teams to rise and prove they can compete, Bayern is beatable, so is Dortmund, a delight for the underdogs but one question… Who will take the league by storm?
It’s easy to name Leipzig and Bayern Leverkusen, what about consistency?
Leipzig and Dortmund looked like the real deal before lockdown earlier in the year.
On resumption, they both lost steam and Bayern went on a winning streak that culminated into the title as well as the big one, the Champions League title, a repeat or something will change? Time will tell.