Good morning, Fear the Wall!
The struggles of Bundesliga clubs in Europe continued last night, with Paris Saint-Germain demolishing Bayern Munich 3-0. Anybody who watched would tell you that it was a sound defeat. From the second minute, when Neymar undressed Bayern’s backline to set up Dani Alves, to the final minute, Bayern were outclassed.
Add this to RB Leipzig’s defeat to Besiktas and Dortmund’s loss to Real Madrid, and you’ve got a devastating week for the Bundesliga. Hoffenheim, Hertha Berlin, and Köln might be able to regain some of the league’s pride in the Europa League, but it’s still a troubling sign that the league might be falling behind the rest of Europe in terms of quality. While these losses might be caused by coaching errors or lackluster player performances, it’s still something the DFB should be concerned about long term.
On to the links:
- From Bavarian Football Works (LINK): Here are there observations from last night’s defeat against PSG. #Carloout seems to be trending in the comments.
- From ESPN FC (LINK): Timo Werner had to be substituted off due to “breathing and circulation problems” that he accredited to the Atmosphere at Vodafone Stadium in Istanbul.
- From ESPN FC (LINK): Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham have “expressed interest” in Pulisic. Classic for-clicks rumor article, nothing to see here, carry on. As Josh would say:
*Breaking News Update*
ESPN FC and other sources are reporting that Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has left his position at the club. (LINK)
Do you think the Bundesliga is in trouble? If so, what can it do either financially otherwise to improve itself?