Bayern Munich seals 10th-straight Bundesliga crown, sweeps Dortmund
Bayern Munich has claimed its 10th-straight Meisterschale, an unprecedented achievement that came with an additional bonus.
The Bavarians beat Klassiker rivals Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in front of their home fans at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, assuring their longtime rivals could not catch them and collecting their 32nd crown.
Dortmund is very likely to end the season as runners-up for 10th time, which would be level with Bayern and local rivals Schalke for the most second-place finishes in Bundesliga history.
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Bayern has 75 points with three matches left, while Dortmund has 63, Leverkusen 55, and Leipzig 54.
Up 2 at half, Musiala restores Bayern advantage late
Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski staked Bayern to a 2-0 halftime lead, an early second-half penalty from Emre Can putting Dortmund back in the fray until substitute Jamal Musiala restored the two-goal advantage in the 83rd minute.
Bayern had 58 percent of the ball and doubled Dortmund’s shot attempts. Out of the Champions League and the German Cup -- the final will be between Freiburg and Leipzig on May 21 -- don’t be surprised to see some changes in Bayern’s lineup the rest of the way.
It could be the last Klassiker involving Robert Lewandowski and/or Erling Haaland, as both center forward have been widely-linked with summer transfers.