Well it looks like the most annoying combination for the Champions League final will be avoided. It will not be another in the interminable series of El Clasicos marketed as the most important ever. The Germans have been surprisingly emphatic this week: everyone knew they were very good, but 4 in against both Barca and Real? Sheesh. It’s a sentence with a few extra exclamation points, and now the talk will be of paradigm shifts and the rise and decline of leagues. Which is exciting stuff, but perhaps the sample size of upset games is still a bit small, and perhaps it’s also a case of underestimating the Bundesliga rather than a meteoric rise.
Maybe it’ll also mean someone will make it easier for us to watch the German league in the US?