Bayern Munich has won the German top-flight league a record seven consecutive times, and unsurprisingly, it sits at the helm amid the resume of the Bundesliga on 16th May 2020. The club is hugely tipped to win this year's title again, and make it eight straight title triumphs. This is a fate that has been achieved by very few clubs in Europe owing to the competition that is there. The Bavarians have had a smooth ride in the Bundesliga with teams not spending much on purchase of new players. Unlike the Premier League clubs which spend highly during transfer windows, German clubs spend considerably fewer amounts. They rely on cheaper players rather than well-established names that cost millions of pounds. Bayern Munich remains the only club which its spending matches the English spending.
Owing to this, the Bavarians have been hard to beat in the Bundesliga with only Borussia Dortmund showing up as the only contenders who can challenge Bayern. However, the club is known for its sale of players reaping millions of profits in return. Bayern also rob players from the noses of their rivals having signed Robert Lewandowski, midfield players Marko Reus and Mario Goetze and defender Matt Hummels. The list is long as the German giants use this tactic to weaken their opponents. Munich-based club is currently linked with Bayern Leverkusen wonderkid Kai Havertz who has shown his great talents for the Bundesliga side. Being young and versatile and more so German, the midfielder is hugely tipped to join Hansi Flick's side eventually.
The dominance of Hansi Flick's men has raised the attention of former Bavarian Giovanni Elber. Brazilian Elber was speaking to Goal Football when he had his share of opinion about his former side. Elber says that the current state in the Bundesliga is not healthy because there is lack of competition as Munich are the obvious league winners. According to him, this situation is not good for both club and country because it has lowered the standard and quality of the Bundesliga. The country has not done well in the last seven years in European competitions because of the situation at home. Hansi Flick's men are the only dependable club in European competitions because other sides are weak. Borussia Dortmund have not done well in Europe despite their trials at home to challenge their rivals.
More so, the Brazilian claimed that Munich ought to exchange three Bundesliga titles with one Champions League trophy because of the latter's status in the game. Champions League is the most coveted European competition pitting European's best clubs, and according to him, the club should have won atleast one title in between these seven consecutive league titles. More so, the retired footballer said that the Bundesliga is like homework for this team, and in this regard, the club needs to challenge for something different to enhance its European reputation as one of the biggest clubs in Europe. Fans are always the happiest when their club is chasing for silverware rather than fighting to retain it according to the outspoken legend. Footballers therefore need to find a way of putting smiles on the fans' faces by putting them in such ordeals.
Munich poorly began the season which led to the sacking of manager Niko Kovac who was replaced by Hansi Flick. Since his appointment to the helm at Allianz Arena, Flick has turned around results with the Allianz Arena outfits reclaiming the top position in the league. Under his guidance, his side has dismantled London outfits Chelsea 3-0 in the first leg of Champions League football. The second leg was not played due to the outbreak of the viral disease which led to the suspension of the competition in March. UEFA is expected to announce the dates that these suspended games will be played after most countries brought the crisis under control.
Bundesliga is expected to resume tomorrow after the German Football League was given the approval by the government to proceed with the league. The body also announced that teams will be allowed to use up to five substitutions due to the congestion of fixtures that were cancelled. Munich will travel to Union Berlin on Sunday as the league resumes. Hansi Flick's men will be hoping to continue with their impressive form as they remain unbeaten in 2020. Union Berlin sit fourteenth in the table and had not won in their last three fixtures prior to the postponement of the Bundesliga.