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Dortmund miss big Bundesliga chance as Bayern turn around to clinch title



Dortmund missed a big chance to win the Bundesliga title after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Mainz on the final day of the season.

Dortmund needed a victory to seal their first German topflight title in 11 years, or hope that other results, including Bayern’s, go in their favour.

But Bayern turned things around in the final minutes to beat Koln 2-1 in a thrilling encounter to finish at the summit of the league on goal difference.

An 89th-minute winner by Jamal Musiala sealed the victory for Bayern and handed the Thomas Tuchel side an 11th Bundesliga title.

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A Koln penalty in the 82nd minute had cancelled out Kingsley Coman’s earlier strike, but Musiala sent the away fans wild with the late winner.

Dortmund’s players and fans were left dejected despite coming back from 2-0 down at the break, with Sebastian Haller also having a first-half penalty saved.

The win for Bayern marked a successful end to the season for boss Tuchel, who replaced Julian Nagelsmann in March.

Tuchel is the seventh different manager to win the Bundesliga title with Bayern in the last eight seasons, after Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, Jupp Heynckes, Niko Kovac, Hansi Flick (twice) and Nagelsman.

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