The football world is in turmoil following a European Super League announcement which could shake up the very foundations of the sport. It is proposed the new competition will be a rival to the Champions League, with organisers claiming it will generate increased and guaranteed income for clubs involved.
Arguably the match of the weekend in Europe is in the Bundesliga as the top two face off in a crunch clash which could go a long way to deciding the destiny of the title. Bayern Munich go into the game with a four-point lead at the top of the table and victory would boost their hopes of retaining their crown.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we have taken our annual look at which pairs of footballers form the best goalscoring partnerships on the pitch. We have measured this across a range of competitions by calculating the combined goalscoring rate of every pairing per 90 minutes spent together on the pitch since the start of last season.
Bayern Munich’s quest for a German double this season continues with a DFB Pokal semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday evening. Hans Flick’s side have extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to seven points since resuming their campaign after the coronavirus shutdown, while they have also won this cup nine times in 17 seasons.
Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich will continue their charge towards an eighth successive league title under new permanent head coach Hansi Flick when travel to Union Berlin on Sunday. However, it will not be plain sailing as Union Berlin, in their first season in the top flight, sit comfortably in mid-table and have been stronger at home.
Bundesliga football returns albeit behind closed doors and it starts with a bang as Borussia Dortmund host Schalke in the Revierderby on Saturday afternoon. Dortmund will hope the extended break can aid their bid for a first league title in eight years and they can eat into leaders Bayern Munich’s four-point advantage with victory.