The first quarter of the Bundesliga has been very interesting so far. Bayern Munich are always making headlines for the wrong reasons as they are currently on a four-game losing streak. Meanwhile, RB Leipzig have parted ways with Domenico Tedesco after a poor start to the season.
Union Berlin are currently top of the points table, five points ahead of defending champions Bayern Munich. Borussia Dortmund, SC Freiburg and Hoffenheim make up the top four while Die Roten sit fifth in the table.
There were some very good games among the big clubs in the first quarter of the Bundesliga. Given Bayern’s stuttering form this season, other clubs have a chance to mount a credible challenge for the league title.
Bayern have moved away from other clubs at the top of the points table by Hinrunde in most campaigns of the past decade. However, the departure of Robert Lewandowski from Bavaria and the improvement shown by other clubs could make for a very exciting campaign. Speaking 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. The Dortmund players are particularly pleased with this. Of course, you hear a few things here, especially from Niki Süle. As a Bayern player you want to be on top. The season is still long.
After the first three matchweeks, it looked like Bayern would be heading for another league title as they scored for fun with the help of a flowing front four. However, the last four league games have highlighted their weakness and provided other teams in the league with a clear blueprint to secure points against Die Roten.
Die Roten hope to end the four-game winless streak next Friday by hosting Bayer Leverkusen. Given that October is a crucial month due to match congestion, Bayern need to start a winning streak from next Friday to move up the table. The Bavarian club must bring their solid form from this season’s cup competitions to the Bundesliga.
A tight title race in Germany will benefit the Bundesliga. The German top flight has fallen behind other major European leagues since Bayern won ten titles in a row. A competitive league will help the Bundesliga be better marketed across the world, and broadcast revenue will also increase if the competitiveness lasts over the next five years.
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Bayern Munich will certainly welcome competition in the league, but they would like to maintain their dominance in terms of league titles. Nagelsmann hopes he finds the right solution in the current international break to end the team’s poor form in the league.