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Bundesliga First Half Review

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No surprises as Bayern Munich are once again running away with the title in Germany. Doesn’t seem to matter who is in charge of the club, as Bayern are the dominant force in the Bundesliga.

The question at the Allianz Arena is not whether Bayern win the title for the 10th year in a row. That is a foregone conclusion. The question is whether this talented team can win their seventh Champions League title?


Top four: Bayern, Dortmund, Freiburg, Leverkusen

Bayern running clear with the title, that old chestnut?

Just like Ligue 1, there aren’t many new developments in the German top flight this season. It’s Julian Naglesmann’s men at the top on 43 points, with Borussia Dortmund nine points behind them on 34.

Dortmund’s iffy recent form has left them trailing, while Bayern are on song with five wins in a row.

The biggest story of the season is Freiburg – who are flying in third place after an impressive campaign that sees them mixing it with Leverkusen and Hoffenheim for a Champions League place.

Competition for that coveted spot is fierce, though, with Frankfurt, Union Berlin and Cologne all in touching distance.

The biggest surprise is to see last year’s runners up Leipzig – who have finished in the top four in each of the last three seasons – down in tenth.

The Red Bull owned side were forced to sack boss Jesse Marsch, with Domenico Tedesco coming in but being unable to arrest their poor form.

At the bottom are Stuttgart, Arminia and Furth.