FC Koln vs Bayern Munich: Jamal Musiala STRIKE late to FIRE Bavarians to 11th Bundesliga title
FC Koln vs Bayern Munich : Bundesliga Champions: Jamal Musiala’s 89th-minute goal gave Bayern Munich a 2-1 victory in Cologne on Saturday,…
FC Koln vs Bayern Munich : Bundesliga Champions: Jamal Musiala’s 89th-minute goal gave Bayern Munich a 2-1 victory in Cologne on Saturday, snatching the championship from Borussia Dortmund and giving them their 11th straight Bundesliga crown.The closest league race in years saw Bayern overtake Dortmund as they stumbled to a 2-2 draw against Mainz 05 in the season’s final match. Dortmund had entered the game in first place. Follow Bundesliga 2022-23 LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN.
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In a dramatic season finale, Bayern was celebrating what turned out to be an unexpected title win, while Dortmund’s hopes of winning their first league trophy since 2012 were dashed when they fell behind Mainz 2-0 early on before battling back to draw 2-2, despite the fact that they needed to win to win the title.
Bayern ended with 71 points, beating Dortmund on goal differential. Third and fourth place finishers RB Leipzig and sensational Union Berlin will both play in the Champions League the following year.
Kingsley Coman calmed the Bavarians’ fears early on by giving them the lead with a beautifully curled strike into the top corner. The Bavarians needed to win. The Bavarians dominated the first half without taking too many risks because Dortmund had fallen behind after the first half.
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Just before the halftime, Leroy Sane did make a substitution, but a VAR review for handball meant that his attempt did not count. Dejan Ljubicic converted a penalty for Cologne in the 80th minute to tie the score as Bayern club managers, including Salihamidzic, anxiously checked their phones for the score in Dortmund.
Sane believed he had squandered his team’s chance to win the championship when he failed to past the Cologne custodian in the 88th minute, but Musiala completed the task flawlessly one minute later by curling a low shot into the far post in the thrilling season finale.
Cologne starting line-up
Schwäbe – Schmitz, Hübers, Chabot, Hector (c) – Skhiri, Martel – Ljubicic, Kainz, Maina – Selke
Horn, Pedersen, Kilian, Huseinbasic, Schindler, Limnios, Lemperle, Thielmann, Olesen
Bayern starting line-up
Sommer – Pavard, Upamecano, de Ligt, Mazraoui – Kimmich, Gravenberch – Sane, Müller (c), Coman – Gnabry
Ulreich, Goretzka, Choupo-Moting, Mane, Musiala, Cancelo, Tel, Stanisic
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