Borussia Dortmund fell to a 1-3 defeat at the hands of Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich in The Bundesliga at the Westfalenstadion. Arjen Robben beautifully opened the scoring, before Robert Lewandowski made it 2-0 in the 38th minute. David Alaba then made it 3-0 with an effort that deflected off Weigl, but Marc Bartra then scored a stunning goal in the 88th minute, which only turned out to be a consolation goal.
Here are the major Talking Points from the defeat to Jupp Heynckes’ men at the Westfalenstadion-
The Heynckes Effect
Jupp Heynckes bowed out in style when he retired as a manager, guiding Bayern Munich to a historic treble. And so, it wasn’t a secret that there was an aura that surrounds him at the Allianz Arena. Thus, it wasn’t surprising when he was elected as the coach to replace the outgoing Carlo Ancelotti. After a poor spell under the Italian, the Munich players needed a familiar face to end their barren spell and improve their mood, and Heynckes has provided just that. Just five weeks into his third spell with the club, he’s overturned the season and he’s made it look really easy. The defending champions have won all and drawn just one game under the interim manager, and it now looks likely that Bayern will dominate not only the league but would become a huge force in the Champions League as well, again! That’s the only possibility when you have a manager who turns everything he touches into gold. Maybe Dortmund should forget the idea of becoming the best in Germany, for a while, at the very least!
Title out of our hands?
With this win, Peter Bosz’s men have possibly lost the league title to their bitter rivals. Already? Yes! The Bavarians are now four points clear of RB Leipzig, and six ahead of the Black and Yellow. And on current form, it’s almost impossible for Dortmund to turn around their season. They definitely need a miracle to do so, and with games against Tottenham and Real Madrid still to come, can Dortmund solely focus on the league? Their rivals, who’re on the brink of qualification, can afford to do so. And like it always has been, once Bayern leave others behind, there’s no point in chasing them. They only way they can now go is forward. And the only thing Dortmund can now do is to pray for their rivals’ bad luck and their own upturn of fortunes. Maybe even doing so won’t be enough!
Bosz on the Brink
With every loss, Dortmund boss Peter Bosz is heading closer to the exit door. The Dortmund boss, who replaced the outgoing Thomas Tuchel at the start of the season, hasn’t enjoyed a great spell with his new club, and his relationship with the fans hasn’t been any good, either. And if their woes continue, the Dortmund chiefs won’t have any other option than to sack the former Ajax boss. Who knows, maybe the players will rejuvenate under the interim boss, just like their counterparts.