This title is no longer a ZEHNsation…
When referee Siebert (Berlin) whistled off the top game against BVB at 8:24 p.m., it was official: Bayern won their tenth championship in a row with a 3-1 win, their 32nd overall.
NAGELSMANN FLYES TO HIS 1ST TITLE!
The coach after the final whistle: “We deserved to be champions!”
At 34 years and 274 days, Julian Nagelsmann is only 33 days older than Matthias Sammer (54) in 2002, who was the youngest coach in history to win the title. Back then with BVB…
Nagelsmann before kick-off: “We want to be champions today!”
And that’s how they play!
► 15 minutes: Kimmich corner. Goretzka puts his head down to Gnabry. He takes the ball with his thigh and hammers it into the left corner from 15 meters. Hitz without a chance – 1:0!
13th goal of the season for Gnabry, whose future is still unclear. Like Müller, Neuer and Lewandowski, his contract expires in 2023. But in contrast to the three regular stars, Gnabry does not seem indispensable. Even if he scores almost twice against BVB…
► 30 minutes: Long ball to Coman, Wolf wants to clarify, Coman deflects. Right in front of Gnabry’s feet, who slides in. 2:0? Video assistant Fritz draws the calibrated line – offside!
But four minutes later it rings anyway…
Zagadou is disturbed by Gnabry. His passport ends up with Kimmich. The one to Müller. In the run of Lewandowski, who finishes ice cold, the 2-0 (34th).
33rd goal of the season in 31st game! Eight are still missing to the 41-goal record that the Pole set last year. Not impossible against Mainz, Stuttgart and Wolfsburg…
And Dortmund? Without eight regular players (including Hummels, Kobel) before the break without a chance.
Most striking scene: When Goretzka and Can go to the laundry, coach Rose goes steeply on the line and sees a yellow card from Siebert (40th).
BVB after the change with more guts. Brandt on Reus. Kimmich comes rushing in from behind and hits the Dortmund captain in the left leg – penalty! Can (converted all four Bundesliga penalties) grabs the ball – and converts safely. Only 2: 1 (52nd). Is there anything else going on, BVB?
If the video assistant didn’t take a nap…
► 60 minutes: Bellingham enters the penalty area parallel to the goal line. Pavard straddles, first hits Dortmund and then the ball. Fritz checks the scene and doesn’t let Siebert look at it. Consequence: no penalty!
Thorsten Kinhöfer (53), referee expert for BILD am SONNTAG: “For me it’s a penalty. Mistakes like this shouldn’t happen with video assistants.”
Looks similar to BVB coach Marco Rose (45). He says on Sky: “We should have gotten a penalty. I stand 50 meters away. There’s a few people who can look at this. It’s nothing new for us.”
And what should I say? It’s an absolute top game. It’s about a lot. Then I expect things to be settled properly. And if that wasn’t the case today, I’m annoyed. What do you want to hear from me? I can also do a somersault.”
In the end, Bayern celebrate their tenth championship in a row in front of tennis star Alexander Zverev (25) and his girlfriend Sophia Thomalla (32). No team in one of the top European leagues has ever done that (Juve with 9). Musiala puts the lid on it – 3: 1 (83rd).
Thomas Müller (32) after the game on Sky: “We really wanted to. There has been a lot of frustration in the last few days. We could play that off our chests. Wonderful!”
And the Bayern veteran continues: “You always have to do it first. Becoming German champion is always the best thing.”
Müller on his future: “Let’s see what happens in the next few weeks. From today’s point of view, it’s difficult to leave…” Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (36): “Thomas is indispensable.” And about his own future: “The talks will take place. So far I haven’t spoken directly to Bayern. Time is of the essence. Then we have to see how we decide.”
And Neuer is happy: “We are really happy. It would be nicer with the real shell.”
Coach Nagelsmann sums up the season: “There were two or three strange moments. The game in Gladbach was extremely tough. Off against Villarreal hurt.” But: “When it mattered, we delivered.”
Robert Lewandowski: “A very nice moment! Being German champion is special. The tenth time, you can enjoy that. That was a game in which you can show: We’re here!” And: “Every title is different and special. We showed that we are better and managed a clear victory.”
And what does Haaland actually do?
He has his best scenes in the closing stages: Neuer directs a deflected shot to the corner (80′), a direct acceptance goes over it (81′). 32 ball contacts and 19 passes are negative at BVB. After all: At 35.1 km/h he is the fastest player on the pitch. In the end, it doesn’t bring the Norwegian and Dortmund anything either…
Rose: “All in all, it’s a less than satisfactory season. We want to make the best of it.”
BVB star Marco Reus about the opponent: “Consistency sets her apart. If you have eight defeats in the Bundesliga, that’s too much. We just weren’t good enough – even today. They were more consistent. We didn’t pull it off.”