Things were looking good to say the least.
Everything was coming up in favor of the Bundesliga…until Phil happened.
That’s right...Phillip Quinn...one of the most beloved figures in BFW history became the goat (Note: Not the GOAT). From the point of Phil’s unfortunate Slack message, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund fell apart.
First, Federico Valverde gave Real Madrid a 1-0 lead (Los Blancos would eventually go on to win 2-0), but then Borussia Dortmund’s wheels came flying off.
After protecting a 1-0 lead for 24 minutes after Jude Bellingham’s 56th minute tally, BVB let John Stones (of all people) knot the match at 1-1 on this absolute rocket:
JOHN STONES WITH A BANGER. pic.twitter.com/A1ZiBUn2Pi— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) September 14, 2022
Later Erling Haaland (who else?) rubbed some salt in the wounds of every Borussia Dortmund fan:
IT HAD TO BE ERLING HAALAND AGAINST HIS FORMER CLUB pic.twitter.com/QSmZ6COy8H— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) September 14, 2022
Like any good Bundesliga fans, we were putting aside any animosity or hard feelings about other German clubs and were wholeheartedly rooting them on...until Phil happened.
Phil, though, did have a reasonable take on what BVB could have done differently to prevent a disaster:
So, if you are looking for someone to blame, we have your guy — who also happens to be our guy: Phil.
In the meantime, we’re trying track down Paul Pogba’s witchdoctor to “solve” our problem with ol’ Phil. Anyone got a number?
As always, we appreciate your support!