On Saturday, Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga for the tenth time in a row, defeating second-placed Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at home. First-half goals by Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski placed Bayern in command at the Allianz Arena before Dortmund's Emre Can convert a penalty after the interval. However, a late goal by Jamal Musiala sparked early celebrations in the home crowd. It is the first time a club has won ten consecutive titles in one of Europe's top five leagues.
"The year was not without its challenges. I'm thrilled that we could crown it with the championship victory. "Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann was showered in beer by his players."After being knocked out by Villarreal, we needed to finish things off," Bayern captain Manuel Neuer remarked.
"Everyone wanted it, which makes our team unique."
Thomas Mueller, who won the Bundesliga for the record-breaking 11th time, said: "We were able to clear our heads on a few issues. It's now fantastic."
Bayern dominated the first half, and Gnabry gave them the lead in the 15th minute with a stunning volley into the top corner from the edge of the box.
Before Lewandowski extended the lead 11 minutes before halftime, Gnabry had a second effort disallowed.
The Poland striker's 27th goal in 26 games versus Dortmund, the club he left in 2014 for Bayern. But his future is uncertain, with Lewandowski's contract expiring next year and Barcelona interested in signing him.
"Something is going to happen soon. I only know that a meeting (with Bayern) will take place ", he explained to Sky.
Can convert a penalty after Marco Reus was taken down in the area early in the second half to give Dortmund a 1-0 lead.
With 30 minutes remaining, Lucas Hernandez pulled down Jude Bellingham in the area, and the visitors' demands for another spot-kick were denied.
Erling Haaland, who has been linked with a big-money move to Manchester City, failed to score despite pushing Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer into two late saves, as Lewandowski won the battle of the Bundesliga's premier attackers. Musiala put the game beyond doubt as he tucked home seconds after Dortmund goalkeeper MarwinHitz had saved his earlier attempt. Earlier, Union Berlin scored two late goals to win 2-1 at RB Leipzig, keeping their Champions League qualification hopes alive.
Bayer Leverkusen defeated GreutherFuerth 4-1 to reclaim third place from Leipzig and go three points clear of fifth-placed Freiburg in the race for the top four.