In a stunning final-day finish, Bayern Munich pipped Borussia Dortmund, who held a two-point lead going into the final game week, to win their 11th consecutive Bundesliga title. Bayern Munich took down FC Koln 2-1, while Borussia Dortmund slipped to a 2-2 draw to Mainz at home.
The defending champion scored late thanks to a brilliant finish by Jamal Musiala when BVB was down 2-1. Dortmund suffered a two-goal deficit early in the game but fought back to find their first in the 69th minute through Raphaël Guerreiro after an early penalty miss by Sébastien Haller. But Musiala's goal sealed the win for the Bavarians, and Nikolas Sule's injury-time equalizer for Dortmund went in vain, leading to a heartbreaking title loss.
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Reacting to this win, Bayern's Thomas Mueller was elated as he also created a league record by winning 12 Bundesliga titles. He said, "It is unbelievable that I experience such a title race."
"People interested in football have the feeling that we do not deserve this and I clearly say I understand that because of the second half of the season being so chaotic for us. But it is still an unbelievable moment. Crazy, electric. I hoped it would happen but did not think it would," Mueller added.
But in a shocking turn of events, Bayern Munich decided to sack, the club CEO Oliver Kahn, who was not in Cologne for the game, and sports director Hasan Salihamdizic minutes after the title win.