Borussia Dortmund Fails to Find the Momentum to Fight Against Bayern Munchen
Bayern Munchen’s firm leadership of the Bundesliga general table is closely followed by a carousel of shifts in the standings for European competitions. Some clubs have dropped in the table, like Freibraft, after having a brilliant start but then conceding a 5-0 defeat to Bayern on Matchday 10. Other teams have managed to rise up the ranks, like Eintracht in Frankfurt and RB Leipzig and Union Berlin, keeping pace with Bayern.
Although Niko Kovac’s Wolfsburg and Xabi Alonsos Bayer Leverkusen have also shined, their respective crises have prevented them from occupying competitive spots in the rankings. Borussia Dortmund, a seemingly top competitor of Bayern, has failed to find momentum to secure a position in the Champions League zone. Though their primary numbers look promising with 31 points overall and a goal difference of plus 6, their defensive zone has not lived up to expectations. With casualties such as the departure of Erling Haaland, lack of uniform performance from Anthony Modeste and Youssoufa Moukoko, and injuries such as Thomas Meunier and Mateu Morey’s, their chances to challenge Bayern’s top spot have become slim.
Ultimately, the Borussia Dortmund needs perseverance to climb up in the table, something that they have lacked in the Bundesliga. With Jude Bellingham, one of the most coveted players in the world, leaving at the end of the season, it may take years before Borussia Dortmund finds as propitious conditions to challenge Bayern Munchen.