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Bayern Munich secured the title on an exciting final day after BVB’s draw



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On a thrilling final day, Bayern Munich clinched their 11th consecutive Bundesliga title by defeating Cologne and overtaking Borussia Dortmund.

If Dortmund had won against Mainz, they would have secured their first title since 2011-12, but their 2-2 draw opened the door for Bayern’s victory.


Jamal Musiala’s 89th-minute winner proved to be the turning point that allowed Bayern to take advantage and secure the Bundesliga title.

Despite Cologne’s penalty cancelling out Kingsley Coman’s earlier strike, Musiala’s goal sent the away fans into a frenzy.


Meanwhile, Sebastian Haller’s missed penalty in the first half left Dortmund’s players and fans disheartened, despite their comeback from a 2-0 deficit at halftime. With just nine minutes left, it seemed that Bayern had missed their opportunity when Cologne’s Dejan Ljubicic scored from the penalty spot.

However, Musiala’s late goal shattered Dortmund’s hopes, and Niklas Sule’s equalizer came too late.


The victory marked a successful end to the season for coach Thomas Tuchel, who took over from Julian Nagelsmann in March.

Shortly after the final whistle, Bayern announced the dismissals of chief executive officer Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, who had both won 14 titles during their time as Bayern players.


The Final Day of the Season That Kept Swinging and Determined the Title Winner

Bayern Munich aimed to become the first team to win the Bundesliga title after starting the final day in second place, a feat that had not been achieved since the 1999-2000 season when they beat Bayer Leverkusen for the crown.


In order to do so, they needed to defeat Cologne and hope that Dortmund would fail to win at home against Mainz, who had nothing to play for. Eight minutes into the game, France winger Kingsley Coman scored, putting Bayern ahead.

However, Andreas Hanche-Olsen gave Mainz a shock lead soon after. Dortmund had an opportunity to level the score, but Sebastian Haller missed a penalty, which was his first spot-kick for the club since he recovered from testicular cancer.


Karim Onisiwo then doubled Mainz’s lead, and Dortmund needed to score three goals or hope that Cologne would come back against Bayern.

Raphael Guerreiro gave them hope when he scored to make it 2-1, and Dejan Ljubicic’s penalty put Dortmund nine minutes away from the title.


However, Jamal Musiala crushed their hopes with a well-placed finish from inside the box.

The final whistle blew at Cologne, with Bayern winning their game, and Thomas Muller, who had now won a record 12th Bundesliga title, was seen following the other game on a phone.


Niklas Sule’s deflected strike made it 2-2 for Dortmund in the 96th minute, causinga brief moment of worry for Muller, but they were unable to find a winner in the remaining seconds.

The defeat ended Dortmund’s dream of winning their first title since the days of Jurgen Klopp.


After the game, the famous ‘Yellow Wall’ stand stayed behind to salute their team, with coach Edin Terzic and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, who was an unused substitute due to an injury, in tears.

Tuchel’s Coaching Leads Bayern to Victory and the Title


With this thrilling victory, Tuchel has achieved the first Bundesliga trophy of his coaching career, and his decision to replace Nagelsmann with two months left of the season has been vindicated.

At the time of his appointment, Bayern was in contention for a treble, but Tuchel led them to knockouts in both the German Cup and the Champions League.


If Dortmund had defeated Mainz, Bayern would have finished the season without a trophy for the first time since 2011-12.

Tuchel is the seventh coach 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.


Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer, who missed the second half of the season due to a leg injury sustained during a skiing holiday, lifted the trophy together, a feat they have now accomplished 11 times.

Muller expressed his excitement, saying, “It is an unbelievable moment – crazy, electric. I hoped it would happen but did not think it would. We conceded an equalizer 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.”

Jamal Musiala, who has played in four championship campaigns already at the age of 20, could potentially attain the same number of title wins as Muller. He also scored in the game that secured the title for Bayern last season, a 3-1 victory over Dortmund.

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