The thought of Bayern Munich losing their dominance in the Bundesliga and on the continent has become almost inconceivable in the last 12 months.
It all began last season when they completed the most successful campaign in the club's history, winning the league, German Cup and Champions League.
Jupp Heynckes' last season in charge of the German club was comparable to any in European football history for success and stature. And now with Pep Guardiola in the mix, one might think this Bayern team is simply invincible.
But at the end of the day, the players are still human and aren't immortal. And in recent days, rumours that a mole leaking information from the Bayern dressing has threatened to destabilise a settled squad. This could prove to be Bayern's downfall.
If and when Guardiola discovers the source of the leak, shots will be fired.
Pep will surely not want any guilty party in his team, so selling them will be the only option. This might prompt the mole to release further information regarding the team.
Fingers will be pointed, and it will create a scene inside the team that will reflect on the pitch through performances. Friends will turn into enemies and the unity that has guides Bayern to success will be lost for quite some time.
And soon after this, Bayern's weak points will be exploited to any quality team that they encounter. It's a shame that a one of the best teams in history has a mole that will soon deteriorate the team.
This episode may prove to be merely a blip in an unrivalled run of Bayern success, or a shameful mistake that costs Guardiola's chances of replicating Heynckes' incredible feat.
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