Bayern Munich has been crowned the Bundesliga champions for the tenth consecutive season after beating second-placed Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at home. On Saturday, Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund – the last team to strip them of the title in 2012 – in second place to win the Bundesliga for the tenth consecutive year. Championship rivals Bayern Munich have won 31 Bundesliga titles and 32 German league titles since the introduction of the top flight in 1963, with Thomas Muller being the first player to win 11 league titles. Bayern Munich has been at the top of the Bundesliga since mid-September, meaning it was only a matter of time before they won the Bundesliga with a 3-1 victory over rivals Borussia Dortmund. Der Klassiker Edition.
Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-1 on Saturday to win the Bundesliga title for the tenth time in a row in front of sold-out home audiences. Bayern Munich became the first club in history to win ten straight league titles in one of Europe’s top five leagues after defeating Borussia Dortmund on Saturday night. Nonetheless, it meant a historical record in Germany. Despite dousing each other with beer to celebrate their 10th consecutive Bundesliga victory on Saturday, Bayern Munich was still hungover from their stunning Champions League defeat to Villarreal. Emre Can seemed to have returned Borussia Dortmund to Saturday’s Der Klassiker after scoring a penalty in the 52nd minute, but 19-year-old Jamal Musiala scored for the visitors.
The club continues to operate, securing the Bundesliga title, the nearest club in Nuremberg with three games remaining on the season. Dortmund is the second-highest scoring club and the second most successful team in the 21st century alone, winning the Bundesliga eight times, including three this century. Following the relegation of original members Hamburg, Bayern is currently the club with the most extended uninterrupted existence in the Bundesliga. Yet, many may be surprised to learn that they were overlooked when the initial Bundesliga began. 1860 Munich, rather than Bayern Munich, dominated the city in 1963.
Bayern Munich’s conditions and expectations are such that a tenth domestic title in a row – the first time a German club has accomplished such a feat from Stasi-backed BFC Dynamo in the old East German Oberliga – is viewed as a minor consolation in a season that would not have gone as planned. Again, supporters believe that Germany’s top flight is devoid of talent, owing to Bayern’s domination on the national scene. The 50+1 possession regulation in German football is sometimes cited for the country’s enviable fan culture and absence of dubious owners in Europe. Nonetheless, Bayern’s tenth consecutive victory in Munich will only boost calls to repeal the regulation and reopen the Bundesliga’s investment.