Bayern Munich’s original coach Hermann Gerland does not have good news for German football fans: “Who should endanger FC Bayern? There will be no other champions in the near future,” said the 69-year-old at the beginning of the 61st Bundesliga season. Whether he is right or not will be decided in May 2024 at the latest.

Until then, the ball fans will just hope that the players in jersey colors other than the ones in red will be able to cheer. Because only competition stimulates business and produces such beautiful stories as that of penalty shooter Michael Kutzop in 1986. Or from Sensation climber 13 years later.

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