Bayern Munich clinch 11th straight Bundesliga title | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bayern Munich grabbed a record-extending eleventh straight Bundesliga title as Borussia Dortmund‘s hopes of clinching their first trophy in 11 years had been dashed following a shock 2-2 draw at residence to Mainz.
Whereas a ninetieth minute objective from Jamal Musiala sealed a late 2-1 win for Bayern at Cologne, the draw pushed Dortmund to the second spot in a dramatic season finale.

Dortmund knew a win would assure a title, however had been 2-0 down after simply 25 minutes, with striker Sebastien Haller additionally having missed a penalty.

Dortmund scored two second half targets to attract the sport however the level was not sufficient as Bayern gained the title on objective distinction.
Heading into the ultimate matchday, with Dortmund two clear atop the desk, Bayern knew solely a win would give them hope of a title, whereas hoping for a Dortmund collapse.
France ahead Kingsley Coman struck after eight minutes to set down the gauntlet to Dortmund, taking part in one hour to the north.
Regardless of a shiny begin, Dortmund quickly discovered themselves behind 1-0 after quarter-hour, Andreas Hanche-Olsen tapping in from a nook.
Dortmund had been handed a lifeline when Raphael Guerreiro was introduced down within the field, however Sebastien Haller did not convert the penalty.
Mainz doubled their lead shortly after, Karim Onisiwo heading in from shut vary because the guests started tearing up the house followers’ script.
The house aspect, who had scored 15 targets of their previous three residence video games, grew nervous and lacked efficiency in entrance of objective, whereas Mainz grew bullish and had a number of probabilities on the counter.
With time winding down, Guerreiro gave the house aspect hope, scoring with 20 minutes remaining.
Phrase filtered across the floor that Cologne had equalised with ten minutes remaining, Dejan Ljubicic changing from the spot, however Musiala’s strike once more took Bayern atop the desk.
Niklas Suele added one other within the sixth minute of harm time, however Dortmund had been unable to conjure the comeback which might have damaged Bayern’s maintain on the German title.
One shiny spot for the upset residence aspect was that arch rivals Schalke had been relegated, after a 4-2 loss at RB Leipzig.
Schalke had fought again to equalise from two targets down, however Leipzig scored twice within the last ten minutes to safe Schalke’s destiny.
Elsewhere, Union Berlin secured Champions League soccer for the primary time with a 1-0 residence win over Werder Bremen.
Union captain Rani Khedira scored a objective with 9 minutes remaining, making certain victory for the house aspect and protecting alive a outstanding fourth season within the high division.
Additionally on observe for a primary ever Champions League berth however needing Union to slide up, Freiburg misplaced 2-1 away at Frankfurt. Main 1-0 after a Vincenzo Grifo strike, Freiburg conceded two targets within the final 10 minutes and can as a substitute play Europa League subsequent season.
Stuttgart’s 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim means they end third final, making certain a shot at staying within the second division by the relegation playoff.
Bochum’s 3-0 win at Leverkusen additionally ensures they may play high division soccer for one more season, taking them from second final to the security of 14th.
A ten-man Augsburg misplaced 2-0 at Borussia Moenchengladbach however may even keep up, having completed fifteenth.
Relegated Hertha Berlin gained 2-1 away at Wolfsburg, denying the hosts an opportunity at leapfrogging Leverkusen into Europe.
(With inputs from AFP)

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