Once again, Borussia Dortmund bottled the league title. They were so close to winning the Bundesliga after a long 11 years, but luck was not in their favor. Borussia Dortmund were at the top of the table with two points ahead of Bayern Munich. That is why they need to win against Mainz tonight to secure the title. But the Yellow & Blacks tied the game with a 2-2 margin, while Bayern Munich, simultaneously, secured a resounding victory against FC Koln. Therefore, Bayern Munich go to the top of the table and win the league for the 11th time in a row.
As it happened
In this crucial game, Dortmun’s manager played his team in a 4-5-1 formation. Unfortunately, Jude Bellingham missed the game through injury. Meanwhile, Mainz’s boss set up the team formation with 3-4-2-1.
However, Thousands of Dortmund’s fans gathered at Signal Iduna Park to see their team lifting the league title after 11 years. They were chanting for Borussia Dortmund from the very first second. But Mainz made them silent in the early of the game. Mainz defender Andreas Hanche-Olsen stunned the home team as he put his team ahead of Borussia Dortmund by scoring a brilliant goal in the 15th minute.
After that, the home team got a chance to equalize with Mainz. Borussia Dortmund earned a penalty in the 18th minute, which was taken by Sebastien Haller. Unfortunately, he failed to score from the spot kick as Mainz’s goalkeeper made a brilliant save. Besides, the visitors took no time to start attacking. They doubled their lead in 24 minutes as striker Karim Onisiwo found the net with a powerful header.
Borussia Dortmund failed to return any in the first half. Therefore, Mainz went to the break with a two-goal lead at Signal Iduna Park.
Returning from the break, Borussia Dortmund had gone crazy to score. They highly pressed the visitors to break the defense. Finally, midfielder Raphael Guerreiro scored a goal for Dortmund in the 69th minute.
At the same time, Bayern and FC Koln were tied 1-1, which meant Dortmund would win the title if Bayern tied the game. But Jamal Musiala scored a very late goal as he found the net in the 90th minute.
Therefore, Borussia Dortmund had to beat Mainz at Signal Iduna Park. They became very desperate to score. Although Niklas Sule found the net for Dortmund in the 96th minute, there had no more time left for the Yellow & Blacks. As a result, Borussia Dortmund bottled the title and Bayern Munich won the league for the 11th time in a row.