Jamal Musiala wins Bundesliga for Bayern with dramatic 89th minute winner

Bayern Munich are the Bundesliga champions for the 11th time in-a-row after Jamal Musiala’s 89th minute winner vs. Köln secured top spot in the league on Saturday. It was an exhilarating day that saw first place in the league switch back and forth between Bayern and Borussia Dortmund.

Here was the moment that Musiala saved Bayern’s season.

Jamal Musiala goal vs Köln

Let’s rewind a moment to how we got to Musiala’s winner.

The Stakes

Dortmund entered the final Bundesliga matchday leading the title race by two points. (Dortmund 70 points, Bayern 68 points). Bayern had the goal difference advantage meaning that if Bayern won on Saturday, then only a win would do for Dortmund. 

Scenarios for Dortmund winning the title

  • Dortmund win
  • Dortmund draw/loss + Bayern draw/loss

Scenarios for Bayern winning the title

  • Bayern win + Dortmund draw/loss

Both sides played midtable teams with nothing to play for. Dortmund hosted Mainz who had lost their last four games. Bayern had to play away at Köln who were on a three-game unbeaten streak.

Saturday timeline for Bayern’s title (all times ET)

9:36 a.m. Kingsley Coman scores in the eighth minute to give Bayern the 1-0 lead. As things stand Bayern would be champions due to goal difference. (Bayern 71, Dortmund 71)

9:46 a.m. Mainz stun the Dortmund faithful in the Signal Iduna Park and take the lead. (Bayern 71, Dortmund 70)

9:50 a.m. Dortmund are awarded a penalty. Instead of usual penalty taker Emre Can taking the kick, the in-form Sebastian Haller steps up. The penalty is saved. (Bayern 71, Dortmund 70)

9:54 a.m. The nightmare in Dortmund only gets worse as Mainz double the lead in the 24th minute with a Karim Onisiwo header. Mainz lead 2-0, Bayern lead 1-0. (Bayern 71, Dortmund 70)

10:15 a.m. Leroy Sané thinks he's doubled Bayern’s lead however after a VAR review the goal is chalked off. (Bayern 71, Dortmund 70)

10:20 a.m. Halftime. As things stand Bayern will be the champions.

10:50 a.m. Haller has another golden chance squandered as he can’t poke the ball into the Mainz net at the back post. (Bayern 71, Dortmund 70)

10:53 a.m. Gio Reyna is substituted into the game in the 63rd minute. He makes an immediate impact with dangerous dribbles and crafty play. (Bayern 71, Dortmund 70)

11:00 a.m. Gio Reyna assists Raphaël Guerreiro to get Dortmund back in the game! Dortmund trail 2-1 while Bayern still leads 1-0. (Bayern 71, Dortmund 70)

11:11 a.m. Köln are given a penalty kick and they convert in the 81st minute to tie the game!! Dortmund go back to top of the league despite still trailing 2-1 to Mainz. (Dortmund 70, Bayern 69)

11:19 a.m. Musiala scores in the 89th minute! Dortmund enjoyed eight minutes believing they would be champions, but Musiala saves Bayern. (Bayern 71, Dortmund 70)

11:26 a.m. The full-time whistle sounds to confirm Bayern win 2-1. There’s still time in Dortmund, but the hosts need to score twice to defeat Mainz and win the title.

11:27 a.m. Dortmund finally equalize in the 96th minute! There’s hardly anytime left, however. Dortmund throw up a couple of hail mary long balls into Mainz’s box but they can’t find a winner. (Bayern 71, Dortmund 71)

11:28 a.m. Game over. Bayern win 2-1. Dortmund draw 2-2. Bayern win their 11th Bundesliga title in-a-row.

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