Beckenbauer labels Dortmund favourites
Borussia Dortmund and not Bayern Munich are now favourites to win the Bundesliga title, according to Franz Beckenbauer. Defending champions Dortmund, managed by Jurgen Klopp, went two points clear at the top of the table this weekend as their title rivals Bayern were held to a 1-1 draw at Hamburg.
Writing in his column in the Bild newspaper, Bayern honorary president Beckenbauer said: "Kloppo, you are the German champions, you are now the league leaders - and therefore you are the title favourites."
The Germany legend added: "I understand that Klopp wants to keep the players' feet on the ground. But they can also see the table."
Schalke and Borussia Monchengladbach are also very much in the title race, with Die Königsblauen level on points with Bayern and Gladbach one further back.