Bayern Munich wins 11th Bundesliga title as Dortmund slips

Bayern Munich snatched the Bundesliga title away from Borussia Dortmund after beating Cologne 2-1 as title rivals Dortmund drew 2-2 at home to Mainz, losing out on goal difference on the final day of the season.


Subscribe to Switch TV for more exciting content

Bayern announced immediately after the title triumph they had fired CEO Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

Bayern Munich lift Bundesliga 11 times in a row

Read Also: African players scaling success in Serie A

Jamal Musiala scored Bayern’s 89th-minute winner as Thomas Tuchel’s side snatched the title by the tightest of margins on a dramatic final day.

However, Bayern Munich were bidding to become the first team to win the Bundesliga title having started the final day in second since 1999-2000, when they beat Bayer Leverkusen to the crown.

Astonishingly, after eight minutes, Bayern went top thanks to a strike from France winger Coman, who has won the title in every season as a professional footballer with Paris St-Germain, Juventus and Bayern.

Tuchel behind Bayern Munich’s success

With this dramatic victory, Tuchel lands the first Bundesliga trophy of his career and gives the surprising decision to axe Nagelsmann with two months left of the season some merit.

Read Also: Valencia stadium closure for five matches, Abuse suffered by Vinicius Jr this season

They were in the hunt for a treble at the time and Tuchel took Bayern out of the German Cup and the Champions League after he arrived.

See also  Eliud Kipchoge Honoured in Berlin With Captivating Artwork

Bayern would have finished without a trophy for the first time since 2011-12 had Dortmund beaten Mainz.

Tuchel is the seventh different manager to win the title with Bayern in the last eight years after Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, Jupp Heynckes, Niko Kovac, Hansi Flick – who won it twice – and Nagelsmann.

Read Also: Bukayo Saka signs a new contract that will keep him at Arsenal until 2027

Forward Muller and injured goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who missed the second half of the season after breaking his leg on a skiing holiday, lifted the trophy together – one they have now claimed 11 times together.

“It is an unbelievable moment – crazy, electric. I hoped it would happen but did not think it would,” said Muller. “We conceded an equaliser just as we have done the entire season and then Musiala drills in the winner.

“People interested in football have the feeling that we do not deserve this and I understand that because of the second half of the season being so chaotic for us.”

Musiala could be on his way to the kind of title numbers Muller has racked up too, having played in four championship campaigns already at the age of 20.

See also  Champions League Preview: PSG vs Bayern, Tottenham vs AC Milan

Subscribe to Switch TV for more exciting content

He also scored in the game that sealed Bayern the title last season in a 3-1 win over Dortmund.


Get the latest and greatest stories delivered straight to your phone. Subscribe to our Telegram channel today!

Popular Post