Footage Shows Moment Sebastien Haller’s Missed Penalty Cost Dortmund Bundesliga Title

Footage Shows Moment Sebastien Haller’s Missed Penalty Cost Dortmund Bundesliga Title

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
May 27, 2023 at 4:23 PM
  • Borussia Dortmund fell agonizingly short of lifting the Bundesliga for the first time since 2012
  • A 2-2 draw with Mainz 05 at the Signal Iduna Park handed Bayern Munich an 11th successive Bundesliga crown
  • Dortmund's inability to end their Bundesliga title drought means they become the sixth side to have seen their title ambitions blow up in their faces on the final day of the season

Sebastien Haller moved from hero to villain within a space of seven days after his missed penalty proved costly in Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga title chase.

Haller inspired Dortmund to a 3-0 win against Augsburg as the Yellow and Blacks usurped Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga with a game remaining to end their 11-year title drought.

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Sebastien Haller saw his penalty saved by Finn Dahmen of Mainz. Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images
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However, the Ivorian will endure what will be a heartbreaking moment in front of the Dortmund faithful when his first-half penalty miss proved to be a catalyst for his side's inexplicable collapse on the final day against Mainz.

The visitors shot into a two-nil lead before the half-hour mark in between Haller's missed penalty, but a near-perfect second-half fightback could only produce two goals as the game ended 2-2.

The result was not enough as Bayern returned to the top of the league log due to their superior goal advantage after beating FC Koln in dramatic fashion, Sky Sports reports.

According to Livescore, Dortmund joins an infamous list of clubs who have allowed the title to slip through their hands on the final day of the season, sharing the unpalatable record with Bayern Munich (1970/71), Werder Bremen (1985/86), Eintracht Frankfurt (1991/92), Werder Bremen (1994/95) and Bayer 04 Leverkusen in (1999/2000).

Haller's missed penalty

Fans rip into Dortmund's collapse

In a related publication, Sports Brief reported that football fans were left in a state of shock and disbelief as Borussia Dortmund collapsed on the final day of the Bundesliga title race.

With two points ahead of closest rivals Bayern Munich and a single game away from their first Bundesliga title in 11 years, Dortmund were in pole position to end their trophy drought, but the Yellow and Blacks were left writhing in pain after 90 minutes.

The picturesque end to the 2022-23 season in the German top flight left fans devastated for Dortmund, and they took to social media to express their pain.

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