Let’s take a look at the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich are leading the German championship by a massive 13 points clear of Bayer Leverkusen – in February.
Winning 17 of their matches this season, it is a Bayern side who are odds on to retain their title this season. However, with such constant success, are Bayern just making the Bundesliga boring, inevitable and a waste of time?
It is often argued that Real Madrid and Barcelona make La Liga somewhat inevitable and boring yet when it comes to German football, there is a similar occurrence in the Bundesliga – if not far more so.
Becoming virtually unstoppable and outplaying most opponents, the leaders and defending champions Bayern Munich, look to repeat history with another win this season.
With the Catalan coach leading the way, Pep Guardiola has taken his men to the top with an unbeatable run stretching 43 matches and the team’s last Bundesliga defeat being in 2012, when Leverkusen were able to finish with a 2-1 victory.
This is the wave of Bayern Munich, with the team far more dominant than their German components.
Opposing teams Borussia Dortmund and even Leverkusen stand no chance this year, they may be closer in points but not closer in quality.
Bayern have strikingly dominant starting team, and an equally powerful second string, with each player being of high quality and if, for any bizarre reason, they aren’t successful then the Bavarian giants will simply buy other top players.
Much like Real Madrid and Barcelona, Bayern have the financial aid and power to sign all of the best young talent that Germany has to offer.
However, the major sticking point is that Bayern also happen to sign the best talent from the opposing teams.
For example, young player Mario Gotze first started his football career with Borussia Dortmund, helping them win two Bundesliga titles and reach the Champions League final, and then a high bid last year saw the young starlet move to Bayern Munich.
The same can also be said for Polish player Robert Lewandowski and many, many others. The German’s spending spree has no end and with time, money and talent, it is no real surprise that Bayern have the most dominant team in Germany.
So, with the rate that Bayern Munich are not only leading but dominating and the fact that they can buy any player that they so desire, the Bundesliga has turned into a very disappointing league.
Strong teams fall behind and form a new purpose of aiming for second place as oppose to the title.
Time will only tell how long this wave will go on; and the question is if fans will begin to switch off and look to another league for entertainment.
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