On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, DW Sports correspondent and German football expert Kres Harrington breaks down the pot of pressure Bayern Munich find themselves in. Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, have a chance to claim Bundesliga glory for the first time in over a decade when they face off against Mainz at Signal Iduna Park. Only on the #SLPodcast!
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Bayern are currently finding themselves in a shaky position that sees them on the brink of potentially losing out on an 11th consecutive Bundesliga title, this time to their fierce rivals Borussia Dortmund. Bayern were recently given a hard time by RB Leipzig, which resulted in a 3-1 loss. It is no secret that the Bavarians are struggling, and reports coming out of the capital city suggest that a complete overhaul, starting from the top, could be a solution. This implies that the club's sporting director, owner, and head coach Thomas Tuchel could be put under the microscope to investigate what the issues are.
As it stands, Tuchel currently has arguably the bulk of the pressure on his shoulders, considering he was already in charge when Bayern exited the UEFA Champions League and DFB Pokal (German Cup), and potentially, the Bundesliga title race. He inherited a troubled locker room, which current Bayern defender Matthijs de Ligt has described as "a graveyard" and compared it to the Titanic hitting the iceberg.
At the same time, Dortmund are on the verge of claiming their first league title in over a decade, and they can do this by claiming maximum points when they welcome Mainz to Signal Iduna Park on Saturday, 27 May. BVB have had a phenomenal season, albeit overrun with silly errors and common mistakes. The team from North Rhine-Westphalia will be salivating to grasp the title, but the pressure is mounting as the title is theirs to lose.
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