The scorching-hot start to the 2015-16 Bundesliga season has ended for Bayern Munich. After all the landslide victories, close calls, and lucky rolls Bayern finally failed to convert a match into a victory.
Eintracht Frankfurt wouldn't have been the team I put my money on if we were betting on which team would be the first to take points away from Bayern. I would have lost my money within the season's first month. And here they are, Frankfurt, sitting in the lower half of the table, and that is after they jumped up in the standings thanks to the draw.
We could definitely look more into tactics and why Bayern was unable to hang one or two or six goals on Eintracht, but I'm going to let that one slide and focus instead on the match that took place earlier in the week.
Prior to the goalless draw, which is extremely rare for not just Bayern, but the Bundesliga as a whole - the Bundesliga is the annual leader in average goals per match across all the major leagues in Europe - Bayern was busy running a goal scoring clinic on Wolfsburg in the Deutscher Pokal.
In what could have been a bad draw for both sides, Wolfsburg did not come to play. Bayern still clearly in their head after dismantling Wolfsburg earlier this season, 5-1.
Honestly, Mobb Deep might as well just have had a time machine, went forward in time to the World Cup Semifinal in 2014, noted Dante and then followed him to Wolfsburg in a later time travel adventure. When they watched him suffer defeat at the hands of the Germans again, this time in league play, they must have felt inspired to write the anthem for Wolfsburg's season, and so now I present it to you...
That's right. Wolfsburg are the 2015-16 Bundesliga Shook Ones. They were scared and completely out of sync. They had no fighting spirit and seemed resigned to each goal that Bayern scored. I've never seen a team with the quality of players that Wolfsburg have look so resigned to defeat, their body language speaking volumes - as if they knew what was coming.
Up next, Bayern will get another shot at Arsenal. Arsenal has to feel good after their big win on their field against the Reds a few weeks back, but this match will likely be a different story. Munich will probably be a bit more ready for this encounter as they had the Friday match, thus an extra day of rest, and the added bonus of being at home and not needing to travel.
by Daniel Coughlin (@xvanwilderx)