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How Four African Stars Helped Bayern Win 11th Consecutive Bundesliga Title
- Sadio Mane won his first Bundesliga title in his first season with Bayern Munich
- The Senegalese forward joins three other African stars to be crowned Bundesliga champions with Bayern
- Bayern won an 11th consecutive Bundesliga title as they beat Cologne to overtake Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich are champions of the Bundesliga for the 11th straight season after edging rivals Borussia Dortmund on the season’s final day.
The Bavarians narrowly won the title on goal difference after needing a late goal by Jamal Musiala to power past Koln 2-1, while Dortmund slipped to a 2-2 draw at home to Mainz.
According to the Independent, the last time the Bundesliga title was won by the team who started the final day second was in the 1999-2000 season when Bayern beat Bayer Leverkusen to the crown.
The result means four African stars comprising; Sadio Mane, Noussair Mazraoui, Bouna Sarr, and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting have all gotten a Bundesliga winners medal.
The four African stars could be seen during the parade by the Bavarians displaying the Bundesliga titles as the team celebrated yet another domestic triumph despite a topsy-turvy season.
Here, Sports Brief highlights the role played by each African star to help Bayern Munich clinch another Bundesliga title this season.
Sadio Mane won the Bundesliga in his first season with Bayern Munich on Saturday, People Gazette reports.
The Senegalese forward joined the German side in 2022, leaving Liverpool, where he won a historic Premier League title in 2020.
Mane made 25 appearances for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga this season, but the forward could only score seven goals and create five assists in an underwhelming season for the former African Player of the Year.
Noussair Mazraoui also contributed his quota to propel Bayern Munich to their 11th Bundesliga title, making 19 appearances for the Bavarians this season.
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The Moroccan defender, who joined from Ajax last summer, was involved in the title-winning game for Bayern, as he featured for 85 minutes of the encounter as the Bavarians defeated Koln 2-1 on the final day.
Despite being a defender, Mazraoui scored one goal and assisted four others to win his first Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich.
Bouna Sarr won his second consecutive Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich, but the Senegalese defender struggled to break into the Bavarians’ first team.
Sarr could only manage one appearance all season when he came on as a substitute in Bayern’s 2-1 win against Werder Bremen earlier in the campaign, Bundesliga reports.
Sarr started his career at FC Gerland from 1998-2005 before joining Olympique Lyonnais from 2005-2009, for FC Metz from 2009-2015, for Olympique de Marseille from 2015-2020 and has played for FC Bayern München since 2020.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
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Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is enjoying life as a Bayern Munich player after clinching his third consecutive Bundesliga title with the Bavarians.
This season, the Cameroonian forward has stepped up for the German giants since the departure of Robert Lewandowski, scoring 10 goals for Bayern to lead them to another league title.
Choupo-Moting, who joined Bayern from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020, has now won the Bundesliga title in 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23.
Mane speaks after Bundesliga win
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Senegalese forward, Sadio Mane has shared his excitement after Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga on the final day of the season.
Mane, who has struggled for form in recent times, took to social media to share his delight and hopes to return next season in good form.
Mane joined Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window from Liverpool but has been plagued by issues including injuries, form, and his bust-up with teammate, Leroy Sane.