The Bundesliga begins and everyone is playing against Bayern Munich again
Bayern Munich are constantly improving in Germany and is rarely more unsure than they were last season. The Bavarians have won a couple of league backs. He reached Dortmund on the final day with 71 points, finishing the season with a 15-goal lead over his opponents. Now that another version of the Bundesliga is starting, the list of candidates trying to steal his crown is growing, which will add to his betrayal. Everyone has already seen that this is possible. I should get it.
Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern finished last season and gave a contradictory picture. On the one hand, this is a team that can be beaten. On the other hand, it is a difficult giant to defeat. He recovered on the last day from an irregular tournament, in the definition of which there have been few precedents in generally non-competitive German football lately. Outside of Germany, the phrase, sometimes attributed to Gary Lineker, is common, that football is a game invented by the British, in which 11 players compete against each other and the Germans always win. In Germany, it has to be said that Bayern Munich always wins.
The absolute dominance of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga
The German Bundesliga began in 1964. Since then, Bayern Munich have won it 32 times. It has been defended 17 times this century. Consecutively they have won the last 11 editions. Absolute domination. Routine and boring. First of all, Borussia Dortmund (7 times), RB Leipzig (2 times), Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg have remained in the shadows for the last decade.
On the other hand, the definition of the 2022-23 season has also left the feeling that Bayern Munich no longer win as easily as before. Dortmund’s unexpected draw on the final day made another Bavarian celebration possible. If this sign of weakness was not enough, the beginning of this campaign was further proof of this.
German football began, as always, with the Super Cup between the Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich and the German Cup winner RB Leipzig. The Red Bull team defeated Tuchel’s section 3-0, which was strengthened compared to last season. DT described the performance as “terrible”. The party left a clear message. How rarely does a conflict over the German league become open?
Bayern’s favoritism in the Bundesliga and its rivals
Despite this defeat and last season’s erratic pace, Bayern Munich is resuming this campaign as the biggest title contender. Tuchel has paid attention to the signs in recent months and called for a strong investment to renew and strengthen the team. The directive responded with the most expensive signing in German football history. The arrival of England national team captain Harry Kane for €100 million confirms Bayern’s economic strength and the awareness they need to strengthen to fight this year. The Englishman’s debut, hard-to-tie trophies throughout his career, was not the best in terms of results. The first opportunity to become German champion came to him. But Kane showed he can be a consistent goal card for a Bayern forced to show strength on every line.
As thunderous as it was, Kane’s pass wasn’t Bayern’s only signing this season. In addition, the Munich champions paid 50 million for the best central defender at the moment, Korean Kim Min-jae, and ensured the free arrival of midfielder Konrad Laimer (ex-RB Leipzig) and winger Rafael Guerreiro (ex-Dortmund).
Thus, he strengthened and weakened his strongest rivals.
Still in the market and waiting for new moves, especially in goal as Neuer’s recovery is delayed, Bayern has stepped up precisely to cover the departures of Mane, Lucas Hernandez, Cancelo, and Sommer.
One of the main candidates to break Bayern Munich’s hegemony is Borussia Dortmund. They were one win away from achieving it this season and no one takes away their desire to have revenge in this course. For this season, Edin Terzic’s squad suffered significant casualties, such as the aforementioned departure of Guerreiro and the huge sale of Bellingham to Real Madrid. The plan is to cover those starting with the arrival of Marcel Sabitzer in the middle and Lukas Nmecha in the attack.
Bayern’s other major rival is RB Leipzig. The Red Bull project has reached its final phase and is now definitely on the verge of conquering Germany and dominating Europe. To become the new king, they will have to accept the crown of the Bavarians. The eastern team suffered significant losses, such as Guardiol’s multi-million dollar departure to City, but as usual, were strengthened by young talent from RB’s headquarters in Salzburg and bought what they lacked in the French market. Lukeba arrived from Lyon to become the new defensive midfielder, Xavi Simons arrived from PSG to give play to the midfield, and Lois Openda, a former Lens player, is a promising new goal.