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    The season started and Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern in the supercup. Sancho looked world class.
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    Well in the 2nd tier i have just watched Hamburg win 4-0. They looked really impressive. I watch as much German football as possible. Italian and English comes first though.

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    Hope Dortmund can win this year, I think they have a really good chance. Interested to see how Hazard and Brandt perform

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
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    It will be also interesting to see Bayern transition in the post-Robbery era. While they have strengthened their defence with the signings of Pavard and Lucas, they haven't signed any wingers so far but there's still one month left in their transfer market. I am not optimmistic about Dortmund chances for the title. While they strengthened their attack even further, their depth in cb position remains poor which was the main reason for missing out on the title last season. They also haven't got a backup striker for the games Paco is certainly going to miss. Of course there's still time for them to fix their weaknesses.

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    I watched the first half of the Supercup and have to say I am not convinced by that Bayern team. Boateng and Süle looked very shaky, giving the ball away recklessly and being caught on the counter (both of them), against a better team this may have led to 2 goals. Süle is surely going to be a starter next season, it will be interesting to see which of the new guys will take Boatengs spot.

    Sane has been repeatedly linked to Bayern and imo he would be the best player they could get for the wing. German NT player, young, all round very talented player. I heard he picked up an injury against Man City, but I believe it’s just a minor one. Coman and Gnabry don’t give me the impression that they will develop into one of the best winger pairings, like Robben and Ribéry.
    We will see if Hoeneß and Rummenigge are going to match Man City’s high demands.

    As for Kovac: This will be his last season as Bayerns head coach, no doubt about it. The only reason he is still there is because he won both important domestic competitions. Had he missed out on one I am sure he would have been sacked on the spot. Apparently the management isn’t fond of him, neither does he have the authority in the dressing room.
    If Dortmund want to push for the league title it has to be as soon as possible, just looking at their playing style they look more organized, maybe it will be enough this year to overcome the superior quality of Bayern’s squad.

    And btw: I could have sworn Guerreiro had been sold to PSG. I was very surprised to see him in their starting line up
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    Quote Originally Posted by phonk View Post
    And btw: I could have sworn Guerreiro had been sold to PSG. I was very surprised to see him in their starting line up
    Guerreiro was indeed close to PSG but in the end Dortmund decided to keep him and sell Diallo to PSG instead.

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    Bundesliga starts tonight in Bavaria with Bayern hosting Hertha so a season preview is in order.

    Bundesliga 2019/20 Season Preview: Title Contenders, Dark Horses, Promoted Sides & More

    For the first time in what feels like forever, fans are preparing for the new Bundesliga season not knowing who will be crowned as champions in nine months time.


    Bayern Munich will be looking to make it eight titles in a row when they kick off the new season against Hertha BSC on Friday, but Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig are expected to be how on their tails throughout the campaign.


    So with the new season just around the corner, here's everything you need to know about what looks set to be the most exciting Bundesliga season in years.
    Title Contenders

    Bayern Munich


    It's understandable why many are predicting Bayern Munich to make it eight in a row, especially after seeing how main rivals Dortmund threw away a massive lead at the top of the table last season to gift wrap the Meisterschale for the Bavarians.


    They're entering their second season with manager Niko Kovač, who despite winning the double last time around will be at risk of losing his job as soon as results start to go against the club.


    The club have spent big the transfer market to fix a number of defensive problems, while the most recent signing of Ivan Perišić will help to offer some much-needed depth in wide areas following Arjen Robben's retirement and Franck Ribéry's departure.

    But perhaps the most important thing to be keeping an eye during the first half of the season (or Hinrunde) will be the club's elections in November, as club president Uli Hoeness will not be running for re-election, while he'll also be stepping down as role as chairman of the board.


    Borussia Dortmund


    There's a lot of excitement surrounding what the Black and Yellows can conjure up this season, with manager Lucien Favre entering his second year at the Westfalenstadion.


    Dortmund have spent almost €130m in the transfer market, snapping up the likes of Thorgan Hazard and Julian Brandt, as well as bringing Mats Hummels back to the club following his trophy-laden three-year spell at Bayern Munich.

    There's a strong feeling that Borussia Dortmund could have their best chance since the days of Jürgen Klopp to get their hands on the league title this season, as Bayern Munich for all of their investment are still undergoing a major rejuvenation project.


    RB Leipzig


    They haven't offered a serious threat to the Bundesliga's duopoly just yet, but the 2019/20 season could see Leipzig - 10 years after they were formed - finally achieve their goal of securing silverware in Germany's top flight.

    The Red Bull backed project are still among the most despised clubs in the Bundesliga and are widely seen as the antithesis of what makes German football so attractive, but the club has assembled an all-star cast of players and staff in Saxony which should give Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund a run for their money.


    Only €52m has been spent by Leipzig as they look to fine-tune an already fantastic squad, but crucially they've been able to hold onto the likes of Dayot Upamecano, Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner - the latter still hasn't signed a new contract and is set to become a free agent in 2020.


    It is, however, the introduction of new manager Julian Nagelsmann which could see RB Leipzig come as close as they ever have to winning the Bundesliga title this season.
    Dark Horses

    Bayer Leverkusen


    While some were tipping Leverkusen for a title challenge last season, Die Werkself actually found themselves around the relegation zone at times and they didn't really find their feet until Peter Bosz was brought in to replace Heiko Herrlich.


    After a full pre-season and some smart investment in the transfer market, however, Leverkusen will be confident that they can at least match their fourth-place finish from last year.


    Borussia Mönchengladbach


    Just like RB Leipzig will be hopeful that they can enjoy a new manager bounce this season, Gladbach are heading into the new campaign with former FC Salzburg boss Marco Rose in the dugout at Borussia-Park.


    They missed out on Champions League football by just three points last season, and so far Borussia Mönchengladbach have been able to hold onto the majority of their star players, only being forced to sell Thorgan Hazard to Dortmund

    Werder Bremen


    Far from a modern-day heavyweight in German football, Werder Bremen have actually lifted four Bundesliga titles and one as recently as 2004.


    Fans in the north-west won't be expecting much more than last season's eight-place finish, but with the likes of Maximilian Eggestein and Milot Rashica continuing to improve under manager Florian Kohfeldt, Die Werderaner could break into the European places sooner rather than later.


    VfL Wolfsburg


    Just not being involved in (another) relegation battle was somewhat of a success for Wolfsburg last season, but they actually went on to qualify for the Europa League group stages.


    They've made very few changes to their first-team from last season, but new signings Xaver Schlager and Kevin Mbabu could help take manager Oliver Glasner - he took over this summer after four years with Austrian side LASK - to the next level.

    Promoted Sides

    FC Köln


    Coming back into the Bundesliga at the first time of asking, Köln will be the favourites from the newly promoted sides to retain their status as a top-light club, although their narrow DFB-Pokal win over Wehen Wiesbaden has still left some questions surrounding the club.


    SC Paderborn


    With a story unlike most other teams, Paderborn were actually sitting at the top of the Bundesliga table as recently as September 2014. But they went on to suffer back-to-back relegations and even faced dropping into Germany's Regionalliga system.

    They remained a professional club as 1860 Munich had issues with their licence for the third division and, since then, back-to-back promotions for Paderborn has seen them return to the Bundesliga.


    Union Berlin


    Urs Fischer's side bucked the trend of 2. Bundesliga sides rolling over in Germany's relegation play-off match and instead secured promotion on away goals, with opponents VfB Stuttgart dropping into the second division.

    10 Notable Transfers

    Ivan Perišić - Inter to Bayern Munich (loan).


    Julian Brandt - Bayer Leverkusen to Borussia Dortmund (€25m).


    Ademola Lookman - Everton to RB Leipzig (€18m).


    Karim Demirbay - TSG Hoffenheim to Bayer Leverkusen (€32m).


    Ethan Ampadu - Chelsea to RB Leipzig (loan).

    Robert Skov - FC Copenhagen to TSG Hoffenheim (€9m).


    Dejan Joveljić - Red Star Belgrade to Eintract Frankfurt (€4m).


    Dodi Lukebakio - Watford to Hertha BSC (€20m).


    Ozan Kabak - VfB Stuttgart to Schalke 04 (€15m).


    Daishawn Redan - Chelsea to Hertha BSC (free transfer).

    Prediction

    The Bundesliga is as big as it's ever been and it looks set to be one of the most exciting seasons in the competition's history, with at least three teams eyeing the league title while a handful of other sides battle it out for the remaining European places.


    Although 17 out of the league's 18 managers have predicted Bayern Munich to win an eighth consecutive Meisterschale, both Florian Kohfeldt and 90min's Ben Carter are backing Borussia Dortmund to end their wait for the trophy.
    Bayer Leverkusen should make up the rest of the top four alongside Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig, while promoted Paderborn and Union Berlin will be lucky to finish outside of the Bundesliga's automatic relegation slots.
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    Poor start for Bayern. 2-2 against Hertha at home. This is the first time Bayern have dropped points on the opening day since Gladbach in 2011.

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    Borussia going strong.

    Bayern apparently bought Marc Roca from Espanyol :o
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    Quote Originally Posted by wera View Post
    Bayern apparently bought Marc Roca from Espanyol :o
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    Lille signed Renato Sanches for 20 mil btw. Good negotiating by Bayern once again.
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    Robert "just a poacher" Lewandowski with a great direct FK goal.

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    2nd handball not given for Schalke... This is unreal.
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    since when is Lewa just a poacher? didn't we always use him as an example how Icardi should play?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wera View Post
    since when is Lewa just a poacher? didn't we always use him as an example how Icardi should play?
    Maybe you, but in general whenever anyone recommended Lewandowski they'd say that he's the same type of player as Icardi.

    And he sort of is actually. It's just that he's surrounded by better teammates. He's far better on the ball of course and not anywhere near as good with his head. But their playing style is not far off.
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    Lewa is 10x the player Icardi can ever be.
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    Not 10x the player but quite clearly a much more well-rounded one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockball View Post
    Lewa is 10x the player Icardi can ever be.
    But the same diva.

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    The disrespect putting Icardi in the same conversation with Lewandowski


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