Bayern Munich 3-1 Borussia Dortmund: Hosts win TENTH title in a row
Bayern Munich 3-1 Borussia Dortmund: Julian Nagelsmann’s side win their TENTH league title in a row with three games to spare after Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski and Jamal Musiala strikes seal Der Klassiker win
- Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title after 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund
- Serge Gnabry opened the scoring with a terrific volley in the first-half
- Robert Lewandowski doubled their tally before Emre Can scored a penalty
- Jamal Musaila rounded off the scoring with a neat finish in the final moments
Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 on Saturday to secure their 10th straight Bundesliga title with three games left to play in the season.
First-half goals from Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski put the hosts 2-0 up before Emre Can cut the deficit with a 52nd-minute penalty. Jamal Musiala got Bayern’s third goal seven minutes from the end
Bayern, 12 points clear of second-placed Dortmund, have now won 31 Bundesliga titles since the introduction of the top division in 1963, and 32 German league crowns in all.
Bayern Munich won their tenth Bundesliga title in a row after beating Borussia Dortmund 3-1
Serge Gnabry was among the goals at Bayern once again demonstrated domestic dominance
Serge Gnabry opened the scoring with his 13th league goal of the season in the first-half
Benjamin Pavard embraces Serge Gnabry after the German winger scored in the game
Bayern were desperate to seal the title — their only silverware of the season — in the league’s big game in front of a 75,000-strong home crowd to make up for their Champions League quarter-final shock exit to Villarreal earlier this month.
They took their first chance through Gnabry, who controlled the ball at the edge of the box with one touch and released a fierce volley past keeper Marwin Hitz, left frozen on the spot.
Gnabry put the ball in the net again on the half-hour mark but his effort was ruled offside. League top scorer Lewandowski did better in the 34th when Gnabry gained possession and Thomas Mueller, who became the first player to win 11 Bundesliga titles, fed the Pole who slotted in through the legs of Hitz for his 33rd league goal.
Robert Lewandowski scored his 33rd league goal in his 30th Bundesliga games this season
The Polish striker has scored 309 Bundesliga goals across his time at Bayern and Dortmund
Leon Goretzka (right) leads the celebrations for Lewandowski’s goal midway through first-half
Jamal Musiala, 19, then scored his fifth league goal of the season late into the match
Lewandowski, whose future at the club is in doubt with a contract extension past his current 2023 deal still to be finalised, is on track to win Bundesliga top scorer for a seventh time and the fifth straight time.
Dortmund were awarded a penalty at the start of the second half when Marco Reus was felled by Joshua Kimmich and Can converted it. The visitors kept up the pressure but failed to score again despite efforts from Reus and Erling Haaland.
Instead it was Bayern who scored through substitute Musiala to make sure of the title as the champagne came out in the box seats for the Bayern club bosses and coach Julian Nagelsmann celebrated his first league crown.
Dortmund are on 63 points with third-placed Bayer Leverkusen on 55.
The German winger is pictured wheeling away after scoring the third goal of the game
Erling Haaland had a great opportunity to score late in the game but failed to take it
The celebrations then began at full-time, including the traditional pouring of beer on team-mates
Germany and Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer enjoys the celebrations at the Allianz Arena
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