Mats Hummels takes aim at Farmers League comments as Bundesliga clubs enjoy successful week in Europe

Mats Hummels
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It was a near-perfect week in European competitions for Bundesliga clubs, and Mats Hummels was quick to take a swipe at the critics of the league.

Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich both qualified for the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League this week. The Black and Yellows came from behind to defeat Atletico Madrid, while Bayern Munich overcame their recent woes to get the better of Arsenal. Bayer Leverkusen also continued their bid to win the UEFA Europa League, defeating Premier League side West Ham United.

After an excellent week in European football for Bundesliga clubs, Mats Hummels posted a cheeky dig at those who complain about the quality of the league. The Borussia Dortmund centre-back said in a post on X (formerly known as Twitter), "Good harvesting this week my fellow farmers."

The Bundesliga is often labeled the 'farmers league' by English football fans, as a way to undermine the overall quality of the league and its players. But four English Premier League clubs suffered eliminations from European football this week, leaving the German Bundesliga in pole position to join the Italian Serie A in clinching an extra spot in next season's revamped UEFA Champions League.

Borussia Dortmund will take on Paris Saint-Germain in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League, while Bayern Munich will go up against Real Madrid. And if both Bundesliga clubs progress to the Champions League final, we would be set for a repeat of the 2013 final between the two sides, which also took place at the Wembley Stadium in England.