Bundesliga started on last Friday and defending champions Bayern Munich got their league campaign straight underway with a thumping 5-0 score line against Hamburger SV. They are defending the title for the third time on the trot. The twenty five times Bundesliga champions are expected to be the favorites to retain the title and make history by clinching four back to back league titles which they never achieved before.
Bayern Munich To Face Tougher Challenge in Bundesliga 2015/16 Season
This is supposed to be a much tougher season for Pep Guardiola and his Bayern sides as both continental and domestic glories wanted by the Bayern fans as they are one of the biggest powerhouses of Europe. Their domestic rivals also becoming stronger, which makes their objectives tougher. After the retire of treble winning manager Jupp Heynckes, the former Barca manager took charge and won back to back league titles. He has won 5 trophies in total but a section of Bayern fans and administrators are reportedly unhappy with his methods and poor showing in back to back UCL semi-finals against Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. His Bayern lost back to back DFB Super Cup titles for the third time in a row; the most recent against possible title challengers Vfl Wolfsburg. So Guardiola is under pressure at the start of the 2015-16 season.
Initial Results And Impacts
Bayern was leading against Wolfsburg for 89 minutes in the Super Cup they conceded and eventually lost the match in the penalty shoot-out. Bayern fans were very upset as they lost the Super Cup for the third time in a row and also lost their long serving vice-captain to Manchester United.
As always Bayern’s objectives will be high to clinch all possible titles this season. Pep Guardiola will want to silence his doubters by winning the UCL with Bayern after losing in the semi-final to Spanish rivals.
Can Bayern Munich Win The Bundesliga 2015/16? Transfers In Out And Possible Outcomes
Bayern started the league on a high on the last Friday against Hamburger SV. Mehedi Benatia, Douglas Costa, Thomas Muller (twice) and Robert Lewandowski scored for Bayern in an easy and dominating display at the Allianz Arena. They started with 3 points, but possible title challengers also started brightly and with 3 points as well. Borussia Dortmund hammered Borussia Monchengladbach with a humiliating score line of 4-0. Bayer Leverkusen and Vfl Wolfsburg won with 2-1 score line against Hoffenheim and Eintracht Frankfurt.
The legendary German left his boyhood club for Manchester United after 17 years of service. The world cup winner was the vice captain key face of the club and gave so many honors to Bayern. Certainly a big loss in the dressing room as he was a great leader and also a vital cog in their machine over the years. In the other hand he became very much injury prone for the last couple of seasons and certainly past his prime so Bayern really needed a good replacement for him.
As we have said above that Bayern needed an ample replacement for the legendary Schweinsteiger and they look to get a very good one. Fresh from his Copa America triumph Chilean Arturo Vidal signed for them for a fee of 37 million euros. His CV justifies the fee fully and he wants to win UCL with Bayern which he has failed to win with Juve in the final hurdle. He is a real work horse who runs marathon for his team and a threat defensively and attackingly as well. He certainly will fill the void left by Bastian and his objectives with Bayern will help him to do so after settling with his team.
Signed from Shakhtar Donetsk for about 30 million euros as a replacement of outgoing Xerdan Shakiri. The Brazilian showed his worth in pre-season and in the league opener. As Mario Goetze could not replicate his Dortmund form and growing older Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben, the needed a pacey and tricky winger. In Robben’s words he is Bayern’s special weapon. In his opening days in his Bayern career, he has just shown that.
In the transfer window Bayern did just what they needed. A Couple of good signings and making chances for young stars to bloom. After the departure of Schweinsteiger, seniors had to step up to make sure his absence doesn’t become an issue. Youngsters like Sebastian Rode, Hojbjerg have roles to play and there is the dynamic Thomas Muller.
Bayern look very strong as a unit, but new forces like Wolfsburg and Leverkusen have arrived as challengers to them and getting stronger day by day. Dortmund has supposed to get a big blow after the departure of manger Jurgen Klopp but new manger Thomas Tuchel has kept things under control and look to challenge Bayern in a new way.
Dieter Hecking’s has already won two trophies this year by peeping Dortmund and Bayer and 4-1 thumping of Bayern will also be remembered for some time. Roger Smicht’s Leverkusen also promises to offer a good show this season as well. So Bayern needs to be at their best to peep these rivals and reclaiming the Holy Grail will also be a big challenge. They also hope not to lose key players during the business end of the season, which hampered their progress in Europe last term. Bundesliga and Champions League promise to be a cracker with Bayern in the hunt for the everlasting quest for every possible silverware. Now the question is, can Bayern Munich win the Bundesliga 2015/16? Only time has the answer, but this time it will not be easy.
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