Bundesliga title set for final-day drama as Borussia Dortmund give everything ‘one more time’

“When the players ride the bus to the stadium they will be cheered on by the crowds. That will push them.”

Victory against Mainz to secure the title would be a major achievement for Dortmund coach Edin Terzic, who had to endure a rollercoaster season with the team almost out of the race by the halfway mark.

It could also mark the biggest success of captain Marco Reus’ long and injury-plagued career, with the 33-year-old being one of the most gifted players of his generation but having so far failed to win a league title.

“What he has always been accused of is that he has never won the championship,” Kehl said. “He feels sorry for that and he will do everything that we are champions on Saturday, but also for him.”

The atmosphere could not be more different in Munich, where coach Thomas Tuchel, whose team suffered a shock 3-1 home loss to RB Leipzig last week to surrender the lead in the title race, is trying to convince his players that all is not lost.

And Bayern are no strangers to dramatic title wins – in 2001 they bagged a stoppage time goal on the final day of the season to snatch the title from Schalke 04.


Ruling the Bavarians out, even on the last matchday, is a risky business.


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