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Bayern Munich win 10th straight league title after beating Dortmund

Bayern Munich win 10th straight league title after beating Dortmund

SUNDAY, April 24, 2022

Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 on Saturday (April 23) to secure their 10th straight Bundesliga title with three games left to play in the season.

First-half goals from Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski put the hosts 2-0 up before Emre Can cut the deficit with a 52nd-minute penalty. Jamal Musiala got Bayern's third goal seven minutes from the end.

Bayern, 12 points clear of second-placed Dortmund, have now won 31 Bundesliga titles since the introduction of the top division in 1963, and 32 German league crowns in all.

Bayern was desperate to seal the title -- their only silverware of the season -- in the league's big game in front of a 75,000-strong home crowd to make up for their Champions League quarter-final shock exit to Villarreal earlier this month.

They took their first chance through Gnabry, who controlled the ball at the edge of the box with one touch and released a fierce volley past keeper Marwin Hitz, left frozen on the spot.

Gnabry put the ball in the net again at the half-hour mark but his effort was ruled offside. League top scorer Lewandowski did better in the 34th when Gnabry gained possession and Thomas Mueller, who became the first player to win 11 Bundesliga titles, fed the Pole who slotted in through the legs of Hitz for his 33rd league goal.

Lewandowski, whose future at the club is in doubt with a contract extension past his current 2023 deal still to be finalised, is on track to win Bundesliga's top scorer for a fifth straight time and seventh overall.

Dortmund was awarded a penalty at the start of the second half when Marco Reus was felled by Joshua Kimmich and Can convert it. The visitors kept up the pressure but failed to score again despite efforts from Reus and Erling Haaland.

Instead, it was Bayern who scored through substitute Musiala to make sure of the title as coach Julian Nagelsmann celebrated his first league crown.

Dortmund is on 63 points with third-placed Bayer Leverkusen on 55.