Many leagues around Europe are often accused of being either boring or too predictable. The main example that springs to mind is the Scottish Premier League with the dominance of the Old Firm. Now although Bayern Munich have always been traditional seen as the biggest club in Germany and have by far the most Bundesliga titles to their name, since 2005 they have 4 titles with Dortmund, Wolfsburg and Stuttgart all being crowded champions.
But this season, Juup Heynckes have only conceded one goal in nine games. In their last against Hertha BSC, Bayern were simply unstoppable. Franck Ribery was showing he class with several good early run and after just five minutes he set up Mario Gomez to score from about 20 yards. And it was the Frenchman who made it two after a low cross from Jerome Boateng. By 13 minutes gone the game was as a good as over as Schweinsteiger made it three before Gomez completed the scoring with a second half penalty.
So how can the rest of the league come close to stopping Bayern. It will prove very difficult. The way Bayern opened the game against Hertha simply blew the visitors away. We must remember they managed to play like this without the injured Arjen Robben and had it not been for some frankly wasteful finishing from Thomas Mueller in the first half the score could have been even more one-sided. This side have now scored 25 goals, have a goal difference of plus 24 and are 5 points clear of Gladbach in 2nd. Their next three matches see the men from Bavaria take on seventh place Hannover, a Bavarian derby against Nuremberg before travelling to take on struggling Augsburg. Although it would be wrong to say that the season is over the record champions are going full speed ahead to regain the crown.