The first quarter of the Bundesliga has been very interesting until now. Bayern Munich is still dominating headlines for the wrong reasons, as they are currently on a winless run of four games. Meanwhile, RB Leipzig has parted ways with Domenico Tedesco after a poor start to the season.
Union Berlin is currently leading the points table, five points ahead of the defending champions Bayern Munich. Borussia Dortmund, SC Freiburg, and Hoffenheim constitute the top four as Die Roten sits in the fifth position in the league table.
There have been some seriously good games amongst the big clubs in the first quarter of the Bundesliga. Considering the stuttering form of Bayern this season, other clubs have a chance of mounting a credible challenge for the league title.
Bayern has been moving away from other clubs at the top in the points table by Hinrunde in most campaigns over the last decade. However, the departure of Robert Lewandowski from Bavaria and the improvement shown by other clubs could make this a very exciting campaign. While talking to the press this week (via iMiaSanMia), Bayern midfielder Joshua Kimmich also welcomed the scenario of having many challengers for the league title this season.
"“The Bundesliga is more interesting. Dortmund players are particularly happy with that. Of course you hear a few things here, especially from Niki Süle. As a Bayern player, you want to be at the top. The season is still long.”"
After the first three gameweeks, it looked like Bayern would coast to another league title since they were scoring for fun with the help of a fluid front four. However, the last four league games have highlighted their weakness and provided other teams in the league to have a definite plan to get points against Die Roten.
Die Roten will be hoping to end the winless run of four games next Friday when they host Bayer Leverkusen. Since October is a crucial month due to fixture congestion, Bayern needs to start a winning run from next Friday to climb up in the league table. The Bavarian club needs to bring their solid form from this season’s cup competitions to the Bundesliga.
A tight title race in Germany will be beneficial for Bundesliga. The German top division has fallen behind other top leagues in Europe since Bayern has won ten titles in a row. A competitive league will help Bundesliga to be marketed in a better way across the world, and broadcast revenue will also shoot up if the competitiveness lasts over the next five years.
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Bayern Munich will definitely welcome competition in the league, but they would like to maintain their dominance in terms of winning the league titles. Nagelsmann will be hoping that he finds the right solution in the current international break to bring an end to the team’s poor league form.