Bayern Munich Crowned Bundesliga Champions for 11th Straight Season

Kingsley Coman with Bayern Munich in February 2023
Kingsley Coman with Bayern Munich in February 2023. Photo by Action Press/Shutterstock (13768295au)

Bayern Munich managed to win another Bundesliga title despite all the drama surrounding them through the 2022-23 season. Bayern were crowned Bundesliga champions on Saturday for the 11th consecutive season following a dramatic final day of the campaign.

Bayern entered their last match in second place, trailing leaders Borussia Dortmund by a single point. They needed to get a win over FC Köln away and have Dortmund lose or draw against Mainz at home. And both things happened.

Winger Kingsley Coman scored a goal in the eighth minute to give Bayern a lead before Dejan Ljubicic made it 1-1 in the 81st minute from a penalty kick. Talented forward Jamal Musiala made it 1-2 for Munich club in the 89th minute, and it proved to be a title-winning score.

Meanwhile, Borussia was trailing 0-2 at the half and didn’t manage to do enough to turn things around. Raphael Guerreiro scored in the 69th, and Niklas Sule scored a goal for the draw in added time, but it wasn’t enough to give Dortmund its first title since 2011–12.

Bayern Munich had to work hard to keep its dominance in the Bundesliga this season, being uncharacteristically sluggish for the better part of the campaign. Sensing a potential crisis, the club parted ways with manager Julian Nagelsmann and brought in Thomas Tuchel as his replacement.

Tuchel had a rough start, which included an unceremonious exit from UEFA Champions League, prompting many to question Bayern’s decision to change managers. However, the former Chelsea boss ended up doing just enough to keep Bayern’s impressive streak going.