This Tuesday, Bayern beat Werder Bremen 1-0 away from home to become Bundesliga Champions for the 8th time in a row. The sole goal was scored by Pole Robert Lewandowski, which ended up sealing the 30th German League title in Bayern Munich’s history.
The Bavarians ended up the match with 10 men as Canadian winger Alphonso Davies was shown a second-half red card from two yellows. Despite the set-back, the Germans went on to celebrate the title at a near-empty stadium.
The game started busy, with a few chances. Thus, at 17 ‘, Werder Bremen’s Eggstein tried from outside the box and saw his effort going wide from Neuer’s post. Bayern’s Kingsley Coman almost scored from a header from a Thomas Muller cross, but his header went off the crossbar.
The deadlock was broken on 43 minutes, as Jerome Boateng picked out Lewandowski, who chested down and scored the opener and later on the goal which would seal the eighth successful Bundesliga title for the Bavarian side.
Not much happened in the second half, unless for a few wasted chances for Bayern Munich through Lewandowski, and also the Davies red card, which happened on 79 minutes after a foul.
With the 1-0 away win, Bayern secured the German title, reaching 76 points, which means they went 10 points clear Borussia Dortmund, and cannot be reached anymore.
It’s good to see that we are going to watch trophies being handled this season, but Bayern’s domestic dominance is getting a little bit awkward, and devaluing the Bundesliga, as everyone already knows the final result from Matchday 1.
A common opinion from Bundesliga fans is that Bayern Munich is always up to buy Bundesliga players, instead of searching for players in other markets. Let’s take Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, and also Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz as an example. The Bavarians want these talented players, but it’s kinda not fair since they have more money than these clubs, who will struggle with money for the next season due to the pandemic, and won’t be able to retain these talents, thus they could ending up reinforcing Bayern and weakening these clubs.
It’s a “don’t hate the player, hate the game” thing, but that’s exactly what we, Bundesliga fans are trying to do. It’s nice to win trophies and everything, and Dortmund and RB Leipzig were incompetent to catch up Bayern, but they must think of something to level things up in the Bundesliga for competitive reasons.