Monday, April 22

Bayern Munich Champions League failure translates to lost season

The problem for Bayern Munich is that it is so dominant in the Bundesliga that domestic success doesn’t really matter anymore. This season it will win its 10th successive league title. It’s not even especially close: Bayern is nine points clear with five games of the season remaining. That means Bayern will have won 31 of the 59 Bundesliga titles to have been contested. The second most successful team has won five. The Bundesliga has effectively become monopolized.

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