Jamal Musiala shoots FC Bayern to the German championship. © IMAGO/Revierfoto
FC Bayern are crowned German champions after a memorable title fight. Jamal Musiala is the hero of the day.
- Bundesliga, Matchday 34: 1. FC Köln – FC Bayern Munich | 1:2
- Musiala fires FC Bayern to the title: winning goal just before the end
- Coman scores after eight minutes: FC Bayern take an early lead
- The heart-stopping final of the Bundesliga can be read in the live ticker.
1. FC Köln – FC Bayern Munich 1:2 (0:1)
|Line-up 1. FC Köln||Schwäbe - Schmitz, Hübers, Chabot, Hector - Martel, Skhiri - Ljubicic, Kainz, Maina - Selke|
|FC Bayern line-up||Sommer - Pavard, Upamecano, de Ligt, Mazraoui - Kimmich, Gravenberch - Coman, Müller, Sané - Gnabry|
|Goals||0-1 Coman (8'), 1-1 Ljubicic (FE, 81'), 1-2 Musiala (88')|
IT'S OVER IN DORTMUND TOO! FC BAYERN ARE GERMAN CHAMPIONS!
FINAL WHISTLE! In Dortmund, the game is almost over, Süle equalized at the last second. But Dortmund still need a goal and time is actually up.
92nd minute: Salihamidzic can't keep anything in his seat! Are Bayern trembling for the title? There are only a few minutes left on the clock.
Musiala fires FC Bayern to the title: winning goal just before the end
88th minute: TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR for FC Bayern! Musiala scores! This Bundesliga final simply can't be topped! None of this can be true! Seconds after Sané misses completely free in front of Schwäbe, Musiala plucks up the courage, turns inimitably around his own axis and sinks the ball unsustainably into the far corner.
87th minute: Even Manuel Neuer can hardly look anymore. Bayern's first titleless season is approaching.
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86th minute: Crazy scenes take place. While Dortmund are still lagging behind, FC Bayern is preparing to spoil the championship. Tuchel takes Goretzka down again after 15 minutes – maximum penalty! Musiala and Tel come in. Bayern have to throw everything forward.
81st minute: TOOOOOOOOOOOOOR for 1. Inconceivable! Gnabry jumps into the ball in his own penalty area with his arm stretched far away, there are penalties. Ljubicic loads Sommer and scores the equalizer. Borussia Dortmund are back at the top of the table.
80th minute: PENALTY FOR COLOGNE!
78th minute: The thrilling Bundesliga final enters the final phase! Will FC Bayern cheat their way to the league title today? If everything stays as it is, FC Bayern will be champions.
76th minute: Sané throws himself in, shows a lot of commitment, but then remains without yield. But then Choupo-Moting has Bayern's best chance of the second half! His shot misses the box by a few centimetres.
73rd minute: Cologne have the better chances! Again it is a corner that becomes dangerous, the ball falls at Skhiri's feet - but he maneuvers the ball over the goal. Bavaria in luck again.
72nd minute: In the middle of an FC attack, the turf sprinkler system goes on. But the problem is quickly solved.
70th minute: Choupo-Moting and Goretzka come on for Gravenberch and Coman.
68th minute: Kimmich, Gnabry – another Bayern attack is stopped. Cologne doesn't allow much anymore. BVB scored the second goal against Mainz. It's going to be exciting again in the master thriller.
66th minute: Gravenberch lies on the ground and takes his time. At the admonition of Jablonski, he rises and limps on. Maybe the Dutchman will have to get out.
64th minute: Nothing has happened in Dortmund so far, BVB are still 0-2 down. But a Cologne goal is enough to steer things completely in a different direction.
62nd minute: Choupo-Moting doesn't come in after all, instead Tuchel brings on Cancelo for Thomas Müller.
60th minute: Selke! Sommer is allowed to distinguish himself after a header from the Cologne striker. Strong parade! Sommer holds on to the lead. The Bavarians seem strangely inhibited.
58th minute: Pleasing combination from Bayern, but Coman sets his cross a little too high on the completely free-standing Sané.
54th minute: Choupo-Moting will come to Bayern. Tuchel wants a wall player who can fix the balls better - currently the players on the field are not succeeding.
53rd minute: Cologne are now a little higher, FC Bayern are lurking on the counter with their fast players. Neither team has been a goal threat since the restart.
49th minute: Kainz has a free kick in a good position, but doesn't make much of it. Sommer takes a lot of risks in the build-up game and gives away a corner. But even that doesn't bring anything to the people of Cologne.
47th minute: Kimmich looks for his buddy Gnabry with a chip pass, but it's a few metres too far. There is a noticeable crunch and creak in Bayern's engine room, but so far what Tuchel's team offers here is enough.
KICK-OFF! The second half is underway. No substitutions for either team.
HALF TIME! And shortly afterwards it's over for the time being. FC Bayern go into the break with a lead, but Thomas Tuchel cannot yet approve of the performance. The result in Dortmund, however, is: Due to Dortmund's 0-2 deficit, Bayern are currently on a master's course!
45th minute: Goal for FC Bayern! Gnabry has a good idea, Sané has a good run. From an acute angle, he overcomes Schwäbe! The jubilation is great, but the goal was preceded by a handball. Shiri Jablonski rightly takes the goal back. That would have been a very, very important goal.
42nd minute: In the closing stages of the first half, the game comes without any dangerous scenes. But one thing is still clear: FC Bayern actually have to go one step further.
37th minute: It's easy to get to half-time. Bayern have lost a lot of possession, the game is disjointed. The leadership is a bit deceptive about Bayern's weaker performance.
FC Bayern – Cologne: Tuchel-Elf holds narrow lead
34th minute: Has word of the good news from Dortmund already spread to the Bayern players? The Tuchel team still has a long way to go – regardless of other results. The Munich team has already gambled away enough guided tours this season.
31st minute: Again it goes quickly for the Cologne over Ljubicic, but the attentive de Ligt irons out. There is no relief from the Bayern offensive for him at the moment, Gnabry, Gravenberch and Co. are too imprecise up front.
28th minute: It would be a lie to say that FC Bayern have everything under control here. Cologne remains brash, even if the Munich team has the larger share of the game. De Ligt, Pavard and Co. have a lot to do.
24th minute: Unbelievable, this title fight! EVERYTHING is going well for Bayern so far! Mainz have just increased their lead to 2-0 against Dortmund.
23rd minute: And suddenly the Cologne! Martel finds himself after a successful attack before Sommer, then is pinched by Upamecano and de Ligt. Somewhat hastily, he tries it with the pike – over it! Lucky for the Bavarians.
21st minute: So far, everything is going well for FC Bayern in the championship fight! BVB missed a penalty at the same time and are behind.
FC Bayern narrowly misses out on making it 2-0: Müller hits the post
19th minute: Thomas Müller hits the post! By a hair's breadth the second goal for Bayern. Müller's header lacks the decisive centimetres.
16th minute: Bayern fans in Cologne are cheering again, but the reason is different: While FC Bayern is leading, Mainz have scored the opening goal in Dortmund! As of now, the bowl goes to Munich. But there is still a long way to play.
14th minute: Cologne ventures forward bit by bit. The Munich team still have everything under control, but the hosts know how to please with combinations.
12th minute: The early goal plays enormously into Bayern's hands. Cologne's tactics were logically completely designed to keep a clean sheet at the back for a long time. Now Steffen Baumgart's team is in demand in attack.
Coman scores after eight minutes: FC Bayern take an early lead
8th minute: TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR for FC Bayern! Sané picks up speed in the middle, lays over to Coman. The Frenchman knows exactly what he is up to! In good Robben fashion, only from the other side, he takes the ball briefly, pulls into the middle and sneaks the ball untenably into the far corner. Dream goal. The Bavarians increase the pressure on Dortmund!
Kingsley Coman celebrates after scoring the opening goal in Cologne. © Christof Stache/AFP
7th minute: The game goes as expected: Bayern take control, Cologne waits.
2nd minute: Bayern start committed, Coman grabs the ball and goes for a short solo. However, the Cologne team can stop the Frenchman before it becomes dangerous.
KICK-OFF! The ball is rolling in Cologne!
Update from May 27, 15:28 p.m.: At any moment, the starting signal will be fired for Bayern's last game of the season! Will the Munich team still snatch the title?
Bayern coach Tuchel has a negative record against Cologne
Update from May 27, 15:12 p.m.: Thomas Tuchel has a negative record as a coach against 1. FC Köln: three wins and three draws against four defeats. He will have to reverse this trend today if he wants to get something with the title.
Update from May 27, 14:46 p.m.: The tension is rising! Football Germany has again a real heartbeat final for the championship. And as paradoxical as it sounds, league leaders Dortmund feel the greatest pressure before the last game. For Bayern, the season is already in the bucket anyway, in Dortmund half a million fans are eagerly waiting for the first championship celebration in eleven years.
With our conference ticker you won't miss what's happening in the Signal-Iduna-Park and on the other squares, after all, it's also about relegation.
Cologne - FC Bayern: Tuchel rotates relentlessly
Update from May 27, 14:27 p.m.: FC Bayern's line-up is here! Thomas Tuchel is diligently exchanging! A surprising number of changes in the starting eleven. Thomas Müller plays from the start, Leon Goretzka only sits on the bench, Ryan Gravenberch runs for him. Noussair Mazraoui gets preference over Joao Cancelo and is likely to start at left-back.
Update from May 27, 14 p.m.: Before FC Bayern's match against 1st FC Cologne, there is an involuntary change, but it does not affect either team. But the referee: Sven Jablonski will referee the match at the RheinEnergie Stadium. Actually, Felix Zwayer was planned by the DFB, but he signed off sick, it is said.
FC Bayern want to prevent titleless season – but must hope for Mainz
First reported on 27 May: Cologne – Saturday, 15.30 CET – the day of the decision has arrived: Will FC Bayern leave a season without a title for the first time in eleven years? On the last matchday, the Tuchel team has no choice but to hope for help from FSV Mainz, BVB only have to convert their title match point.
At the same time, the record champions must do their duty in Cologne-Müngersdorf and claim a victory. Thomas Müller did not miss the opportunity to put additional pressure on rivals Dortmund with a little psychological trick. But that doesn't do much good if the Munich team again have difficulties against 1. FC Köln - as happened in the first leg, when Joshua Kimmich just equalized shortly before the end.
Bundesliga showdown: Will FC Bayern do their duty in Cologne?
One thing is clear: Bayern can't really win much on the last matchday. It's all about damage control. Thomas Tuchel also made no secret of it. "It's not going to be a season we're happy with – no matter how it turns out tomorrow," the coach said succinctly.
Either way, there will be a heated discussion at Säbener Straße about what will happen after the season. If it is indeed a titleless season, this could ultimately tip the scales in the direction of personnel consequences at the management level. Bayern's weakness is also the joy of large parts of the football nation that are longing for another champion.
Will the party turn red or yellow? We follow Bayern's game in Cologne here in the live ticker. (epp)