Bayern Munich pip Borussia Dortmund to Bundesliga title on incredible final day

Bayern Munich have won the Bundesliga title for a record-extending 11th successive year following a incredibly dramatic and topsy-turvy final day which saw them leapfrog rivals Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table with an 89th-minute winner over Koln.

Dortmund went into the final game with a two-point lead over the 10-time defending champions and knowing that victory at home to mid-table Mainz 05, or Bayern failing to beat Koln, would secure a first top-flight title since 2011-12.

However, anything less than victory would have opened the door for Bayern Munich due to Bayern’s superior goal difference, and Dortmund suffered a disastrous first-half collapse which ultimately proved to be too big a mountain to climb.

There was remarkable late drama in both games, with Koln equalising against Bayern in the 80th minute before Jamal Musiala came off the bench to score what proved to be a 89th-minute title-winning goal, although Dortmund took it down to the wire with a 95th-minute equaliser in their match which left them needing one more goal with seconds remaining.

However, their 2-2 draw saw them finish level on points with Bayern but second on goal difference, with Bayern celebrating an unprecedented 11th successive title triumph despite one of their worst seasons in recent memory.



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