Harry Kane Misses out On Another Trophy After Bayern's Latest Defeat

Harry Kane Misses out On Another Trophy After Bayern's Latest Defeat

Rene Otinga
updated at May 19, 2024 at 6:51 AM
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  • Bayern Munich suffered defeat in their last game of the season
  • A 4-2 loss to Hoffenheim slipped the Bavarians to third on the log
  • Their third-placed finish meant another missed opportunity for silverware

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Harry Kane hit a new low thanks to another extraordinary twist on the Bundesliga’s final round of matches.

Bayern Munich were without their top scorer on Saturday, May 18, as the England striker was out with a back injury.

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Harry Kane has missed out on another trophy because of Bayern's third-place finish. Photo: Mateo Villalba/Sebastian Widmann.
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In Kane’s absence, Thomas Tuchel’s side surrendered a 2-0 lead to Hoffenheim, who came from behind to secure a 4-2 victory at PreZero-Arena.

According to talkSPORT, the visitors went two up through goals by Mathys Tel and Alphonso Davies.

Hoffenheim pulled a goal back through Maximilian Beier, and Andrej Kramaric completed the turnaround with a quick-fire hat trick.

With the Bundesliga title already decided, Bayern needed a positive result on the final day to consolidate second place.

But the defeat, coupled with Vfb Stuttgart’s win over Borussia Monchengladbach, relegated the 11-time defending champions to third place for the first time since the 2011/12 campaign.

What a third-place finish means for Kane

From a neutral perspective, a club finishing the season in third place is not disastrous.

But considering Bayern’s lofty standards, the season could not have ended any worse.

Harry Kane's wait for silverware is set to persist since Bayern will no longer be able to compete in the German Super Cup in August.

The Bundesliga winners compete for the trophy with winners of the DFB Pokal.

Since Bayer Leverkusen could win the DFB Pokal by beating Kaiserslautern in the cup final on May 25, the German Super Cup could be between Leverkusen and the Bundesliga runner-up.

Harry Kane's stats for Bayern

Despite failing to clinch silverware, Kane has had a stellar individual season.

The former Tottenham Hotspur man is the Bundesliga top scorer with 36 goals in 32 league outings.

His stats get more impressive across all competitions. He has netted 44 goals in 45 appearances.

Unsung Bayer Leverkusen heroes

Sports Brief also reported on some of the unsung heroes in Bayer Leverkusen’s Bundesliga triumph.

Players like Florian Wirtz, Victor Boniface, and Granit Xhaka have rightfully earned praise, while other players have had less attention.

But there are other names like Lukas Hradecky who are criminally underrated.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.