The Bundesliga punters did their best to get Bayern Munich to drop points against a disappointing Hertha Berlin side who didn’t behave like a team from the league’s Basement Boys™. The Bavarians managed to hold on for a 3-2 win against a lesser-known team from Berlin and go top of the table for now. Goals from Jamal Musiala and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (x2) were almost enough to stop Dodi Lukebakio and Davie Selke’s efforts from there. What were the highlights of today’s games?
Well done Hertha!
As I mentioned earlier, for a team in the bottom half of the Bundesliga, Hertha were unusually attacking and gave Bayern all sorts of problems, Dodi Lukebakio among them. Man, this man has something against us and nobody knows why. However, Hertha attacked more on the wings and created more chances to score and scored two before half-time, both of which caught Bayern napping. The fact that they couldn’t capitalize on those chances was Bayern’s saving grace as everyone looked drained, and it’s only November. I wonder why that is.
FIFA indirectly pushes players to their limits
Holding a major international soccer tournament in the middle of the season has always been a bad idea, but now everyone can see the effects on the national team’s players at club level. Teams are forced to play games in a shorter period of time resulting in a gap of up to three days between games. Increased workload means greater risk of injury, and it appears Alphonso Davies and Leon Goretzka could have done just that.
Everyone is starting to voice their opinions on how to reject the World Cup, which will start in two weeks. This was evident at today’s match where a large banner reading “Boycott Qatar 2022” was displayed. FIFA really needs to rethink their approach to these competitions as their reputation can affect the way things stand.
Bayern are the architects of their own downfall
I can say that we were eliminated by the ref and VAR who tripped Hertha players as if they were playing with each shoe lace tied to the other, but this time I will take a different approach. Bayern just need to get some sleep before the other team has a chance to come back. Bayern will no longer get away with not being able to kill games, when the Champions League resumes next year. This is an incident that needs to be addressed seriously because it may be the thing that kills us instead of us the game.
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