- A Cologne penalty had cancelled out Kingsley Coman’s earlier strike, but Musiala sent the away fans wild
- Dortmund’s players and fans were left dejected despite coming back from 2-0 down at the break, with Sebastian Haller having a first-half penalty saved
Bayern Munich won an 11th consecutive Bundesliga title as they beat Cologne to overtake Borussia Dortmund on a thrilling final day.
Dortmund would have won their first title since 2011-12 had they beaten Mainz, but a 2-2 draw opened the door for Bayern.
They took advantage thanks to Jamal Musiala’s 89th-minute winner.
A Cologne penalty had cancelled out Kingsley Coman’s earlier strike, but Musiala sent the away fans wild.
Dortmund’s players and fans were left dejected despite coming back from 2-0 down at the break, with Sebastian Haller having a first-half penalty saved.
It looked as if Bayern had blown their opportunity when Cologne’s Dejan Ljubicic levelled from the penalty spot with just nine minutes remaining.
But Musiala curled home in the closing seconds to break the hearts of Dortmund, who equalised late on through Niklas Sule.
Bayern beat Dortmund to the title on goal difference, with both sides ending on 71 points.
It marked a successful end to the season for boss Thomas Tuchel, who replaced Julian Nagelsmann in March.
Dismissal of CEO
Minutes after the final whistle, Bayern announced the dismissals of chief executive officer Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, who won 14 titles between them as Bayern players.
“Instead of celebrating, we now have another issue” manager Thomas Tuchel said in response to the sackings.
With this dramatic victory, Tuchel lands the first Bundesliga trophy of his career and gives the surprising decision to axe Nagelsmann with two months left of the season some merit.
They were in the hunt for a treble at the time and Tuchel took Bayern out of the German Cup and the Champions League after he arrived. They would have finished without a trophy for the first time since 2011-12 had Dortmund beaten Mainz.
He is the seventh different manager to win the title with Bayern in the last eight years after Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, Jupp Heynckes, Niko Kovac, Hansi Flick – who won it twice – and Nagelsmann.