Bayern Munich secured their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title last week and were able to lift the Meisterschale today after a 4-0 victory over VfL Wolfsburg, closing the 2019/2020 season. It was a season unlike any other with the hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, and there was no shortage of drama both on and off the field.
Bayern finished first with an impressive record of 26 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in a total of 82 points, 13 points ahead of second place Borussia Dortmund.
At the other end of the table, Werder Bremen was saved from immediate descent with an emphatic 6-1 victory over FC Koln, securing the playoff spot, while Fortuna Düsseldorf crashed with a 3-0 loss to Union. Berlin. Bremen will face Hamburger SV or FC Heidenheim in the playoffs as Arminia Bielefeld and VfB Stuttgart have already secured their promotion to the Bundesliga.
Here is a look at how the table ended and what it means:
Champion: Bayern Munich
Champions League: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Borussia Mönchengladbach
European league: Bayer Leverkusen, Hoffenheim
Europa League playoff: Wolfsburg
Decline Play off: Werder Bremen
Relegated: Fortuna Düsseldorf, Paderborn
This season, we really have seen it all. Thomas Müller broke the record for assists in one season, Robert Lewandowski scored 34 goals in the Bundesliga, tied Dieter Müller, Bayern scored 100 goals in total, Alphonso Davies set a speed record in the Bundesliga and a handful of teams like Hertha Berlin completely changed their fortune when the Bundesliga restarted last month.
On the other hand, we have also seen a handful of managers laid off or quit, including Niko Kovac, Friedhelm Funkel, Bruno Labbadia, Jürgen Klinsmann, Achim Beierlorzer, and Martin Schmidt, among others. Of course, some of those managers were later hired by different clubs.
When Kovac resigned, Bayern’s future was questionable at best, and no one could have imagined Hansi Flick leading the club where they are today. Securing a second historic treble is still on the cards.