With three matchdays remaining in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund are quickly
approaching their final opportunity to catch the Bulli juggernaut Bayern Munich. The question remains, can Bayern Munich be beaten?
BVB blew Wolfsburg out of the Signal Iduna Park on Monday, beating the top six chasers six nil. Braces from Karim Adeyemi and Jude Bellingham capped off impressive performances from both youngsters. The win pulled Dortmund to within one point of Bayern, but it may not make up for dropped points against VfL Bochum and VfB Stuttgart during April, both of whom are battling relegation.
Wins against Borussia Monchengladbach, Augsburg, and Mainz would leave Dortmund with seventy-three points. All three are mid-table sides, with Monchengladbach coming into the fixture from a win. BVB will be solid favourites for all three but have already slipped up against far weaker opposition this season. If Dortmund do win all three, the league leaders cannot afford to drop any points.
Mathematically, RB Leipzig are pretty much out of the title race. Requiring Bayern to lose all three of their final games, the Red Bull side will need to win all three of their own, beating the league leaders in the process. Losses to both Mainz and Leverkusen have damaged RB's final push for the Bulli title but could be rectified with a miracle.
Though they possess little chance of lifting the trophy, RB Leipzig will take part in the fixture that is shaping up to be the title decider. If they successfully take points from Bayern Munich, BVB can add a ninth Bundesliga title to their honours list and prevent an eleventh consecutive league title for Bayern.
While the Bavarians will be favourites, RB are coming into the fixture in promising form. Of their last five matches, Leipzig have won four and lost just one. Bayern have won just two of their last five, losing one and drawing two. However, it must be noted that Bayern did face Manchester City during that spell.
Thankfully for fans worldwide, a chance that Bayern Munich will be beaten to the title remains. Jude Bellingham and Borussia Dortmund must win their final fixtures and receive a helping hand from close rivals RB Leipzig. Either way, the title race is very much alive. It will glue fans to screens across Europe until the final day—a happy change for a competition that has been unusually predictable over the last decade.