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Bayern Munich Win 11th Bundesliga Title; Akpoguma, Ejuke Missing In Final Day Action

Bayern Munich Win 11th Bundesliga Title; Akpoguma, Ejuke Missing In Final Day Action

Bayern Munich were crowned champions of the Bundesliga for the 11th time in a row after defeating Cologne 2-1 in the final day of the league on Saturday.

A 90th minute goal from Jamal Musiala sealed a late 2-1 win at Cologne after Borussia Dortmund were held 2-2 at home to Mainz.

With Bayern needing a win to overtake Dortmund, the England-raised Germany forward hammered home with the clock winding down, ensuring the Bavarians keep their grip on the title for another season.

Dortmund knew a win would guarantee a title, but were 2-0 down after just 25 minutes, with striker Sebastien Haller also having missed a penalty.

Dortmund scored two second half goals to draw the game but the point was not enough, Bayern winning the title on goal difference.

Heading into the final matchday, with Dortmund two clear atop the table, Bayern knew only a win would give them hope of a title, while hoping for a Dortmund collapse.

France forward Kingsley Coman struck after eight minutes to set down the gauntlet to Dortmund, playing one hour to the north.

Despite a bright start, Dortmund soon found themselves behind 1-0 after 15 minutes, Andreas Hanche-Olsen tapping in from a corner.

Dortmund were handed a lifeline when Raphael Guerreiro was brought down in the box, but Sebastien Haller failed to convert the penalty.

Mainz doubled their lead shortly after, Karim Onisiwo heading in from close range as the visitors began tearing up the home fans’ script.

The home side, who had scored 15 goals in their past three home games, grew nervous and lacked potency in front of goal, while Mainz grew bullish and had several chances on the counter.

With time winding down, Guerreiro gave the home side hope, scoring with 20 minutes remaining.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles defender, Kevin Akpoguma was conspicuously missing in action as Hoffenheim played out a 1-1 draw against Stuttgart in Saturday’s final Bundesliga game.

The Nigerian international made 28 appearance for Hoffenheim.

The visitor took the lead in the 75th minute through Ihlas Bebou before the host leveled parity in the 80th minute through Tiago Tomas.

Also, Super Eagles midfielder, Chidera Ejuke was not in action as Hertha Berlin edged Wolfsburg 2-1.

Ejuke has made 20 appearance and bagged three assists this season.

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