Bayern Munich eased previous title rivals Borussia Dortmund 3-1 on Saturday to safe their 10th consecutive Bundesliga crown in entrance of a sold-out house crowd and with three video games to spare.
First-half objectives from Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski put the hosts 2-0 up earlier than Emre Can lower the deficit with a 52nd-minute penalty. Jamal Musiala bought Bayern’s third purpose seven minutes from the top
Bayern, 12 factors away from second-placed Dortmund, have now gained 31 Bundesliga titles because the introduction of the highest division in 1963, and 32 German league crowns in all, whereas Thomas Mueller grew to become the primary participant to win 11 league titles.
“Just for these moments… this is the best,” Mueller mentioned. “We really wanted to win it here. There was a lot of frustration in the past days and we could play it off today.”
Bayern had been determined to seal the title — their solely silverware of the season — within the league’s huge recreation in entrance of a 75,000-strong house crowd to make up for his or her Champions League quarter-final shock exit to Villarreal earlier this month.
“This is not boring,” Mueller mentioned of Bayern’s home dominance. “This is outstanding. The more you win the greedier you get every year.”
They took their first probability by means of Gnabry, who managed the ball on the fringe of the field with one contact and launched a fierce volley previous keeper Marwin Hitz, left frozen on the spot.
Gnabry put the ball within the internet once more on the half-hour mark however his effort was dominated offside. League prime scorer Lewandowski did higher within the thirty fourth when Gnabry gained possession and Mueller fed the Pole who slotted in by means of the legs of Hitz for his thirty third league purpose.
Lewandowski, whose future on the membership is unsure with a contract extension previous his present 2023 deal nonetheless to be finalised, is on monitor to be the Bundesliga prime scorer for a seventh time and the fifth straight time.
Dortmund had been awarded a penalty at first of the second half when Marco Reus was felled by Joshua Kimmich and Can transformed it. The guests stored up the strain however failed to attain once more regardless of efforts from Reus and Erling Haaland.
Instead it was Bayern who scored by means of substitute Musiala to ensure of the title because the champagne got here out within the field seats for the Bayern membership bosses and coach Julian Nagelsmann celebrated his first league crown.
Dortmund are on 63 factors with third-placed Bayer Leverkusen on 55.