10 Early Thoughts on the Bundesliga Season

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10 Early Thoughts on the Bundesliga Season
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The Bundesliga is back in session, and already the 2013-14 campaign promises to be a riveting affair.

Pep Guardiola's new-look Bayern have drawn attention with their exciting new system, but the Spaniard is not the only trainer to turn heads with revolutionary tactics: Gladbach, Mainz and Hamburg have also deviated from the status quo of the typical 4-2-3-1 formation with a classic target man.

Around the league, young talents are emerging and increasingly earning the trust of their trainers. But not everything has changed: Hamburg and Schalke have picked up from where they left off last season, delivering underwhelming and inconsistent performances relative to their potential.

The season may be young, but there are some developing narratives to consider. Enjoy this rundown of the take-home messages from the first two rounds of the 2013-14 Bundesliga.

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