After ten consecutive titles for the all-powerful Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund can break the hegemony of the German Rekordmeister on Saturday. If the yellow-blacks win at home against mid-engine Mainz on Saturday afternoon (3.30 pm) on the final day of the Bundesliga, then the champagne corks can pop in Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund starts the final match day with two points ahead of Bayern Munich. The defending champion will play on the field of Cologne on Saturday afternoon, another mid-engine. Dortmund captures its ninth title, its first since 2012, if it beats Mainz anyway.
Their British superstar Jude Bellingham, who has been linked with Real Madrid, is still slightly doubtful before the clash. He missed the previous game against Augsburg with a knee injury, but resumed group training on Thursday and coach Terzic sees him getting fit in time.
Dortmund will not owe his possible title to his season start. With six defeats in fifteen games and a meager sixth place, the men of coach Edin Terzic got off to a mediocre start. From mid-January, the upward trend began. Dortmund booked eight victories in a row, including the first leg against Mainz, albeit in the nick of time.
The series of victories put the Borussia in a joint leadership position with its great rival Bayern Munich. From matchday 23, Bayern and Dortmund leapfrogged a total of five times. The last and perhaps decisive change of power took place when Bayern lost 3-1 at Leipzig.