Bayern Munich snatch the Bundesliga title on a dramatic final day as Jamal Musiala’s late winner in their 2-1 win over Mainz sees Thomas Tuchel’s men propel Borussia Dortmund to the crown
- Kingsley Coman gave the visitors an early lead with a fine finish after just eight minutes.
- Leroy Sane thought he had doubled the lead but VAR ruled he handled the ball in the build-up
- Dejan Ljubicic equalized from the penalty spot in the 81st minute after a handball from Serge Gnabry
- Jamal Musiala then scored the decisive winning goal for his side with a brilliant strike in the 89th minute.
Jamal Musiala’s 89th-minute goal lifted Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga title for an 11th straight year by snatching it from rivals Borussia Dortmund on a dramatic final day.
Dortmund would have won their first title since the 2011-12 season had they beaten Mainz at home but drew 2-2, only leveling in the sixth minute of stoppage time, while the late strike from Musiala handed Bayern a 2-1 win at Cologne to take the honors on goal difference.
Dortmund, for whom England midfielder Jude Bellingham was an unused substitute after injury, quickly realized it would not be their day.
They fell behind Andreas Hanche-Olsen’s header in the 15th minute, then saw Sebastian Haller’s penalty saved moments later before Karim Onisiwo doubled Mainz’s lead in the 24th minute.
Raphael Guerreiro offered the hosts hope by hammering in a Gio Reyna cross in the 69th minute.
Bayern Munich players celebrate with the trophy after snatching the Bundesliga title on the final day of the season
Bayern captain Manuel Neuer hoisted the famous shield as his teammates showed their joy around him
There were jubilant scenes as the Bayern players celebrated in front of their traveling fans after their dramatic triumph
Jamal Musiala scored the title-clinching goal with a brilliant effort with just a minute of regulation time remaining
The German star took a wonderful first touch before finding the far corner to put his side ahead of their rivals
And soon after, Dortmund were back at the top of the table as Dejan Ljubicic’s 81st-minute penalty canceled out Kingsley Coman’s early curling strike to make it 1-1 in Cologne, Dortmund ahead of a dot at this point.
But there was a final twist when Serge Gnabry, guilty of conceding that late penalty, pushed Musiala for the winner.
Niklas Sule scored in extra time for Dortmund, but it wouldn’t make a difference as Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern won the title.
Bayern needed a small miracle at the start of the day with Dortmund holding a two-point lead in the standings
Kingsley Coman opened the scoring for the visitors early in the game with a fine finish in the far corner
Coman received the ball down the left from Leroy Sane before cutting inside and beating the keeper to put his team ahead.