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The Internet reacts as Dortmund choke vs Mainz to hand Bayern league title

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 19:00, 27 May 2023

Borussia Dortmund endured a final day to forget as Bayern Munich won their 11th consecutive Bundesliga title in dramatic fashion.

Edin Terzić’s side came into matchday 34 sitting in the catbird seat, albeit two points clear of second-place Bayern, though knew victory against Mainz 05 at home ends an 11-year title drought.

Bayern, now coached by ex-BVB head coach Thomas Tuchel, needed all three points at Cologne as well as help from the 05ers.

With memories of previous last-round climaxes, such as what took place in the 1999/2000 and 2000/01 seasons, both instances seeing Bayern come back from the dead, some nervously felt history would repeat itself.

For those who see the world in black and yellow it unfortunately came to pass. Dortmund went into half-time 2-0 down while Bayern led 1-0. Dortmund would score two unanswered second-half goals but it was too little too late as Jamal Musiala’s 89th-minute winner ensured German football’s undisputed kings reign into an eleventh year.

Excruciating scenes at the Westfalenstadion contrasted with scenes of jubilation 58 miles away. No one could believe what happened and that was no different across social media and the wider internet. Here are some of the very many reactions.

Naturally, there was sympathy towards Dortmund.

Others weren’t so kind feeling Dortmund can only blame themselves.

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