Bayern wins eleventh straight Bundesliga after intense final day drama
Going into the final day, the title was within Dortmund’s grasp – it held a two-point advantage over Bayern at the top of the table, it had home advantage for its final match and a parade had even been planned.
Bayern Munich required a win and had to hope for a Dortmund loss or draw, though Dortmund could still lose the match and if Bayern lost or drew, the title would be heading to Signal Iduna Park.
With just one minute of regular time remaining, Dortmund was indeed set to be crowned champion. Although it was trailing 2-1 in its own game against Mainz, Bayern had conceded an 81st minute equalizer against Köln, putting Dortmund ahead in the table.
The fans’ tentative elation was only fleeting, crushed eight minutes later as Jamal Musiala rifled the ball into the net, restoring Bayern’s lead in the 89th minute. The fairytale season was crushing for them right in the end.
Five minutes of injury time remained and there was still time for another twist. Nicklas Sule’s goal made it 2-2 in the last possible minute and Dortmund continued to press. There were tears as the final whistle blew. Dortmund players slumped to the ground; destiny had been harsh but real to them.