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Rot-Weiss Essen - Season 9 Review - 2029-2030- Bundesliga - great season !
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After the narrow but deserved title last year, I wanted to finish in the top four again this year and reach the champions league. We won the league again and this time it was even a bit easier and with quite a bit of squad rotation.
So we renewed our title and i was ready to challenge again in the Champions League. But first we had to finish this season's Champions League and you never know..
We won the DFL-Supercup and this was our very first victory against Bayern.
in the DFB-Pokal we reached the semi final after the losing last season against Bayern and had to beat Bayern again but .. we couldn't !
In the champions league we won a lot of games in the group stage after only winning one game in last seasons CL.
First we had a great home win against FC Porto to advance to the quarter finals against Man City . They have a great squad and we had some luck but we won after away goals.
Semi final against PSG:
Dold 25 did it with a late goal ! We reach the finals against Juventus . They have two forwards with a value +- 160M. I was ready for big game but planning for next season.
But we did it !!
Our legend striker Pronichev and the only real player (for us) on the pitch did it ! we didn't steal it, very proud ! Both of the Juventus forwards finished in top three of the golden boot award. our Dold 25 finished 2th.
This are our CL winners :
Our second team didn't play in any league system and our U19 finished second in the A-Junioren-Bundesliga West league but won the Youth Championship again.
Gabrielli 25 was again our best defender and close to becoming a wonderkid. Cetinkaya 23 is our new number one since last season and had 26 clean sheats in all competitions. Baur 23 had a great season as our main WBR.
Academy graduate with most Appearances (This season)
Cetinkaya 23 played almost every game .
Youth Intake 2030
One of the poorest intakes since i'm in the Bundesliga. only signed a few.
One of the best options from 2030 .
Academy graduates promoted to the first team (Next Season)
Not decided yet.
Expansion completed but i requested a new stadium. i'll get one in three years .
We had our first senior internationals call ups and apps in Gamberini 25 for Germany and Fofana 23 for Guinea. And they both received a world cup call-up.
I would have liked to continue for a few more seasons and since I haven't won the cup (and world cup for teams) yet, I will probably continue this save (and post a small update after the season, until FM22 comes out.)
This challenge is very addictive and I will definitely participate again next year. I'm glad I made it ( @darren1983 ) but I know I made a 'safe' choice with Germany and RW Essen( big fan base, some senior players that could continue till the Bundesliga and further..). but since I only started this save (after a long Gibraltar save) at the beginning of August I had little choice. Germany provides a lot of money once you're in the bundesliga but of course you still have to beat Dortmund, Bayern, Leipzig etc... I could never have dreamed that it would go so fast in the Champions League, we were last in the odds and I did not expect to survive more than the groups. In the future I would like to win the challenge in a small country like Iceland or in the most popular but also tough league England. Thanks @Winski to convince me to start so late and choose Germany.