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Everybody Hates Phil: How one man (probably) ruined what could have been a near-perfect week in the Champions League for the Bundesliga

Damn it, Phil...

Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund: Group G - UEFA Champions League Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Things were looking good to say the least.

Bayern Munich had dispatched Robert Lewandowski and FC Barcelona 2-0. Bayer Leverkusen got on track with a big 2-0 win over Atlético Madrid.

Borussia Dortmund was playing great and ahead of Manchester 1-0, while RB Leipzig was holding defending Champions League winner Real Madrid to a scoreless draw.

Everything was coming up in favor of the Bundesliga…until Phil happened.

That’s right...Phillip 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:

Later Erling Haaland (who else?) rubbed some salt in the wounds of every Borussia Dortmund fan:

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?

Interested in more discussion of Bayern Munich’s 2-0 win over FC Barcelona? Check our our postgame podcast! Listen to it below or at this link.

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