Yes, Dortmund acted and Bayern responded alone
On the field, Bayern won the game with Dortmund this year with 5-0 titles. However, BVB clearly led the way in the transfer market.
Jewel Bellingham (17) and veteran Meunier (29): the two aren’t just regular players. They also fit into the strategy of developing the team with a mix of top talent and established stars. In mid-July BVB had finished the transfers, had secretly extended the contract of super talent Sancho and signed Can fix from Juve. Top.
Very different from FC Bayern, who worked desperately to fill the squad until the last day of the transfer period. Because Bellingham preferred to go to BVB, Dest to Barcelona and Hudson-Odoi nowhere from Chelsea, Bayern made embarrassing transfers to Sané and the talents Nianzou and Nübel: Roca (23) comes from a relegated team, Choupo-Moting (31) was thrown out at Paris and right back Sarr (28) has not yet made a big international turnout.
To expand the squad, Bayern could have brought players like Khedira, Götze or Cavani cheaply or for free, at least in terms of the transfer fee – they would certainly have brought more quality.