Bundesliga

How Matchday 1 can set the tone for a season

Defending the throne from potential usurpers over the course of a season can be tricky, but in the Bundesliga getting off on the right foot can go a long way to forecasting what is to come.

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Much like a title defence, Matchday 1 can also prove somewhat of a minefield with players short of competitive match practice and head coaches hoping their pre-season fine-tuning pays off. However, in the Bundesliga, victory on the opening weekend is somewhat of a norm for the side looking to ward off challengers.

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