Tomorrow marks a huge clash in the Bundesliga calendar between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Four points different them as they face off in the Signal Iduna Park. The Yellow Wall of Dortmund would usually provide advantage steered toward the house side, given their vociferous and confining atmosphere.
Things will as we know be different. Dortmund will play in their house arena and have somewhat much better altering facilities and less travel time, but any benefit will stop there. The arena will be empty and therefore constitute absolutely nothing more than the arena for which a video game of football can play out. As I have actually said before, this is unfortunate but in the grand scheme of what football and the world is currently living and dealing with, it is unquestionably manageable.
What will be interesting is the strength of the game when it unfolds. It is a component which has a lot riding on it, yet it will be without the very thing which peaks adrenaline in the players and gets them to go another 5 backyards, to put in another sprint in the 89 th minute. What has been fascinating about Bundesliga action so far is that the tempo appears considerably down while the statistics stay around the same as they were pre-lockdown. Everton’s on loan Davey Klaasen covered one of the most ground this weekend, notching up 13 kilometers for Werder Bremen, about the typical high throughout the season’s specific matchdays.