FC Bayern not only lost in Augsburg, but remained without a win in their fourth league game in a row. A trend that no one wants and which alarms everyone at the club.
FC Bayern was right to celebrate at the start of the season. A victory in the Supercup against Leipzig (5:3), three wins at the start with a goal difference of 15:1. In many places, there was already talk of the invincible Bavarians – a thesis that was valid until this Saturday afternoon. The 0:1 at FC Augsburg was actually only the first defeat of the season. But it felt like more, which may also be due to the fourth Bundesliga match in a row without a win. And because of the way FC Bayern is performing at the moment. A trend that nobody wants and which is alarming everyone at the club.
Tuesday night’s 2:0 against FC Barcelona had still caused jubilation. However, Oliver Kahn, the head of the board of directors, had already warned that the Munich team should not fall into a state of euphoria, as they were very lucky against the Catalans: the referee denied Barça a penalty kick, Marc-André ter Stegen made a mistake in the 1:0, Manuel Neuer and the post saved the game.
The truth is the results in the league
Just four days later, the win against FC Barcelona is worth little for Champions League progress alone, little else. Much more does the 2-0 seem like a slip into positivity. The truth is the results in the league. Three draws and one defeat from the last four games, a goal difference of 4:5. Fourth place in the table. Three points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, SC Freiburg and Union Berlin don’t play until Sunday.
The league, as those responsible at FC Bayern have always preached, is the most important competition. And, even more important: the most honest. Which is why there is a lot to clarify in the upcoming international break – the discussion about a real nine is just one topic.