One of the best leagues to play with in the league, the German League, Bundesliga gives you a lot of teams to pick from and play and with the exception of Bayern Munich and Dortmund; the teams are, more or less, balanced. Here is the list of the top five teams in the Bundesliga in FIFA 14-
- VFL Wolfsburg
VFL Wolfsburg may have won their league just once in their history, but over the years, the wolves have been growing stronger and stronger, and it is quite apparent in FIFA 14 as the team has been given an overall rating of 4.5. The post is heavily guarded by Diego Benaglio who has a rating of 80. With a backline having defenders like Naldo, rated at 80 and two secure wingbacks in Christian Träsch at 76 and Marcel Schäfer at 76, and the midfield controlled by Diego at 84 and Luiz Gustavo at 81, and a strike force that consists of Olic at 79, they are quite a tough team to beat in the league.
- Bayern 04 Leverkusen
Up next we have Bayern Leverkusen, another formidable side in the bundesliga, who secured 4th place in the league table last season. In FIFA 14, they are correctly given a rating of 4.5 as their team consists of defenders like Emir Spahi? rated at 77 and Philipp wollscheid at 78. Their post is protected by Bernd Leno who was rated at 80. They have reliable midfielders in Lars Bender at the center who is at 81 and Gonzalo Castro, rated at 80 on the wings, and are lethal in front of goal with Stefan Kießling, who is rated at 81. A good team, with nice chemistry, they are a delight to play with in the league
- FC Schalke 04
One of the most popular German clubs comes 3rd in the list of best teams in the Bundesliga. A club with much history and studded with star players, it gives a worthy fight to any of the biggest teams in the world. They have rightfully taken the 3rd place with a rating of 4.5. For the backline, they have Benedikt Höwedes who is at 82, and their mid-field consists of Kevin-Prince Boateng rated at 81, Jefferson Farfán at 83 on the wings and they have a magnificent goal-scorer in Klaas-Jan Huntelaar who has a rating of 84
- Borussia Dortmund
And now we come to the big two of the league. Considered the underdog whenever facing Munich , Borussia Dortmund has managed to surprise people on many occasions, by dethroning the kings of the league. Even in the game, if you are up against big teams, Dortmund does more than just meet their challenge. And with most of the squad rated above 80, it is easy to do so. Another point that makes it stand out is that, this team is very well rounded and have high chemistry amongst themseilves in FIFA, so the back and forth play mixes well.
In between the sticks, they have Roman Weidenfeller at 83. In the backline, they have the best center-back in the league in Mats Hummels rated at 85 and accompanying him is Neven Subotic with a rating of 82. Lukasz Piszczek at 83 is a reliable right-back and an asset to the team. The midfield is orchestrated by Ilkay Gündogan at 84, Nuri Sahin at 82 and their attacking potential is huge with Jakub Blaszczykowski rated at 83 and Marco Reus at 85 playing down both wings and their striker, the best in the league, Robert Lewandowski stands strong with a rating of 86. Their squad also has some depth with options on the bench like Sven Bender at 81 or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at 80.
- Bayern Munich
With that we come to the best team in the Bundesliga. German giants, FC Bayern Munich has been dominating the Bundesliga for countless years, only certain times they have failed to lift the cup. In FIFA 14, the Bayern Squad is overflowing with quality players. Almost everyone is rated above 80. As a team, they have been given a rating of 5 which was pretty obvious, looking at the players they have and the level of football they play.
Between the posts we have, sweeper-keeper extraordinaire, Manuel Neuer who has the highest rating of a keeper, at 86. For defense, we have a back four that will want to make attackers cry- Philipp Lahm at 87, Dante at 84, Jérôme Boateng at 81 and David Alaba rated at 81. The midfield is masterminded by Bastian Schweinsteiger with a rating of 88 and he is aided by Mario Götze and Thomas Muller, both rated 85 and by Toni Kroos at 84. On the wings, Bayern deploys speed demons, Arjen Robben, rated 88 and Franck Ribéry with a rating of 90. And to seal it all away with magnificent goals, there is striker, Mario Mandžukic who is rated at 83. Furthermore, the squad has depth with replacements just as good as the playing 11. For example, we have Holger Badstuber with a rating of 81 or Xherdan Shaqiri at 80 and even Javi Martinez at 84.Published 22 Aug 2014, 16:18 IST