Dortmund on the Verge of Ending Bayern Munich’s 10 Year Bundesliga Dominance

Dortmund on the Verge of Ending Bayern Munich’s 10 Year Bundesliga Dominance

Chukwu Ikechukwu
  • Borussia Dortmund are just one win away from ending Bayern Munich's 10-year dominance in the Bundesliga
  • Dortmund last emerged as Bundesliga champions under Jurgen Klopp in the 2011/2012 season
  • Dortmund lead the Bavarians by two points heading into the final matchday

Borussia Dortmund could have their best season in just over a decade, with the club on the verge of becoming Bundesliga champions for the first time in over 10 years.

Bayern Munich’s slip-up against RB Leipzig has presented Edin Terzic’s team with their best opportunity to be crowned German league champions for the first time since 2012.

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Borussia Dortmund will be crowned Bundesliga champions for the first time in over a decade if they defeat Mainz on Saturday. Photo by Picture Alliance
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According to Sky Sports, the last time another team in Germany won the Bundesliga was in 2011/2012, when current Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, led Dortmund to the title.

BVB’s 3-0 win against Augsburg last weekend put them in the driving seat for the championship, after Bayern Munich surprisingly fell to a 3-1 defeat against RB Leipzig.

Terzic hopes to be the next Dortmund manager to guide the club to its first Bundesliga title since Klopp’s victorious team did it with a team that included Matt Hummels, Ilkay Gündogan, and Robert Lewandowski.

Dortmund face season-defining match

Borussia Dortmund have it all to do when they tackle Mainz on Saturday, May 27. Their potential destiny of becoming Bundesliga champions lies in their own hands, not Bayern’s.

BVB lead Bayern by two points with one game remaining, and need three points against Mainz to guarantee their status as Bundesliga champions. The Bavarians have a superior goal difference.

On the other hand, Bayern tackle Cologne and will pray for Dortmund to slip up in their game. If that happens, Bayern will win an 11th consecutive league title- Thomas Tuchel’s first in Germany.

The Sebastien Haller effect

Sebastien Haller would never have imagined that he would be one game away from becoming a Bundesliga champion after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this season.

The Ivorian forward was brought to Signa Iduna Park to replace Erling Haaland, who moved to English Premier League giants Manchester City after two successful seasons with BVB.

Dortmund had gone into the World Cup break languishing in sixth on the Bundesliga table, with Karim Adeyemi, Haller’s strike partner, also struggling to get goals for the side.

Haller has scored 9 goals in 18 matches in the Bundesliga 2022/2023 season since returning to the pitch following his battle with cancer, and has propelled Dortmund to the top of the table.

Blow to Bayern's title hopes

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Bayern Munich's chances of winning the Bundesliga for an unprecedented 11th straight season were severely dented following their loss to Leipzig.

Victory for Dortmund at Augsburg on Sunday lifted Edin Terzic's team two points clear at the top heading into the final day.

Thomas Tuchel's team travel to Koln on the season’s final day, but wins for Dortmund over Augsburg and at home to Mainz next weekend would secure their first title since 2012.