Bayern Munich have been confirmed as Bundesliga champions for the ninth straight season on Saturday, after England winger, Jadon Sancho, netted twice in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 win over second-placed RB Leipzig.
The result in Dortmund means Bayern are champions before their home game against Borussia Moenchengladbach later on Saturday.
Sancho’s brace in Dortmund’s home win crowned Bayern as champions without kicking a ball before their home game against Borussia Moenchengladbach.
“I don’t think anyone has ever become champions before while in the team bus on the way to the stadium!” Dortmund head coach, Edin Terzic, said while congratulating Bayern.
Julian Nagelsmann, the 33-year-old coach who will leave RB Leipzig to take over at Bayern next season, offered a terse “congratulations on a deserved title” to his future employers.
The victory lifted Dortmund into the Champions League places, but Eintracht Frankfurt can knock them out of fourth place if they beat Mainz on Sunday.
Even without star striker, Erling Haaland, Dortmund were 2-0 up at the start of the second half, after Marco Reus and Sancho found the back of the net.
Leipzig fought back with a Lukas Klostermann header before Dani Olmo equalized, only for Sancho to grab the winner with superb footwork.
The clubs meet again on Thursday in the German Cup final at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium.
“We showed a lot of morale, the game had absolutely nothing to do with the final in Berlin, but of course we want to win on Thursday too,” Reus said.