Der Klassiker: Bayern Munich seal tenth straight Bundesliga title with win over Borussia Dortmund

Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski and Jamal Musiala all scored at the Allianz Arena, with Emre Can providing Dortmund’s only response.

Bayern, 12 points clear of second-placed Dortmund, have now won 31 Bundesliga titles since the top division was introduced in 1963, and 32 German league titles in total.

Bayern were desperate to seal the title – their only trophy of the season – in the league’s big game in front of a home crowd of 75,000 to make up for their shock Champions League quarter-final exit to Villarreal earlier. this month.

They seized their first chance through Gnabry, who controlled the ball from the edge of the box with just one touch and volleyed a ferocious volley past goalkeeper Marwin Hitz, who was left frozen in place.

Gnabry put the ball back in the net 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 ran through Hitz’s legs for his 33rd league goal.

Lewandowski, whose future at the club is uncertain with a contract extension beyond his current 2023 contract which is not yet finalised, is on track to claim the Bundesliga’s top scorer for the seventh time and the fifth consecutive time.

Dortmund were awarded a penalty early in the second half when Marco Reus was brought down by Joshua Kimmich and Can converted him. 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 secure the title as the champagne went out in the boxes for Bayern club bosses and coach Julian Nagelsmann celebrated his first league crown.

Additional Reuters reports

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