Although many people seem to think that the Premier League is the most contested league year in, year out, is that indeed true?
Bayern Munich’s ascended to yet another Bundesliga title, and yet again it was pretty comfortable. The future of the Bundesliga is seriously in question as the lack of competition for the top spot in Germany’s first division is, quite frankly, embarrassing.
The ruling body for German football voted last week to retain the controversial 50+1 rule. Some called for a change, in part, to combat perceived stagnation in the game personified by Bayern Munich’s dominance of the Bundesliga. But does Bayern’s success come in spite of the rule or in the face of it?
German football has two faces in 2018. Though supporters of the men’s national side have had nothing but good news, there are reasons to be concerned going into Russia 2018. Likewise, FC Bayern are on beam to collect another Bundesliga title, but are major changes coming to the German top flight?
Things have hit a new low at Borussia Dortmund now that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is officially gone. The club’s leading striker had been ready to go since last summer so it was certainly not a surprise. But there are reasons why it’s probably better it ended now.
German football is full of unrest in the wake of protests against Monday night scheduling and “increasing commercialization”. But is it possible to have world class competition without a commercialized game?
Renato Sanches burst onto the scene at Euro 2016 in France alongside countryman, Gonçalo Guedes, as Portugal took UEFA honors. But the rugged midfielder with the striker’s instinct has not enjoyed an easy road since then.
Jupp Heynckes’ return to Bayern Munich comes at a critical time for the Bavarians. The German giants have struggled, but not due to a lack of talent.
Germany saw the development of two huge exports in 1974. Volkswagen introduced the Golf and Bayern Munich won its first European Cup (now Champions League). A new documentary examines at the continuing international success of one of those.
Bayern-Munich has had a poor start to the 2017 Bundesliga season at least by the club’s high standards. Last week’s loss to PSG in UCL group play resulted in the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti after just over a year at the helm. But the seeds of Bayern’s current troubles seem to have been sown some time ago.