Self-doubt instead of self-confidence – the prospect of the rough european stage seems to have lamed rather than inspired the bundesliga clubs in recent weeks.
The race for the sporting and financially lucrative european cup places has become a snail race. A comparison of the performances of nine bundesliga clubs in contention for champions league and european league spots reveals some surprising facts.
FC bayern munchen, who can clinch the championship as early as easter, and the reinvigorated defending champions borussia dortmund were left behind in an analysis by the dpa news agency. For the BVB is clearly heading for the vice championship. For the chasers, the third (direct champions league qualification), fourth (champions league playoff), fifth and sixth (european league) places remain. Depending on the outcome of the DFB cup, seventh place may also be enough.