Bundesliga : Top ten players


With both Bayern and Dortmund through to the semi finals of the Champions League and the national team waltzing to World Cup qualification, German football looks exceptionally strong this term.

The Bundesliga has a healthy mix of foreigners and home grown talent and is watched by record crowds at reasonable ticket rates. Furthermore, the clubs have to adhere to strict and sensible financial regulations providing a relatively level of competition for all whilst off setting potential business meltdown.

Everything is warming up nicely for German domination in European football. Especially if Platini’s financial fair play comes to fruition.

Last weekend Bayern  wrapped up the title in record time over a faltering Borrusia Dortmund.They could also snare a unheralded triple of Cups: Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup by season end.

Bayern’s return to the top comes after two years of 2nd place failure.

Current top team of the Bundesliga:

Adler (HSV)

Dante (Bayern), Piszcek (Dortmund), Lahm (bayern)

 Ribery (Bayern), Reus (Dortmund), Guendogan (Dortmund), Max Kruse (Freiburg)

Kiessling (Leverkusen),       Mandzukic (bayern)

Lewandowski (Dortmund)

Bayern waltz to title.

Bayern Munich secured their 23rd Bundesliga title on Saturday by winning 1 – 0 away to Eintracht Frankfurt.

With six games to spare it was the quickest ever title win in German league history and left nearest challengers, Dortmund a massive 20 points behind. The German giants have lost only once this season, conceding a mere 13 goals in the process.

Their veteran coach, Jupp Heynckes will be replaced by Pep Guardiola next season and he will leave a huge vacuum, which will become even greater if, as expected Bayern progress to the Champions League final and claim the German Cup. No German team has ever won this treble of competitions.

Bayern are looking like the FC Hollywood of old with a healthy mix of home-grown talent and foreign stars. Guardiola will be given a huge budget to recruit and has already been linked with Dortmund striker, Robert Lewandowski and Liverpool’s Luis Suarez. The further strengthening of a stellar squad may see Bayern dominate domestically and in the Champions league.

However, the Guardiola appointment is not without risk. His Barca style tactics may not suit the Bayern way of football and like many Euro powerhouses there will be some huge egos to contend within the Allianz Arena-not only the players but the tribe of outspoken directors, presidents and figure heads.

Bavaria may not be as comfortable as Catalonia for Pep and many in Munich may be thinking  “if it is not broken, why fix it”.

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