Dortmund’s moment of truth

Dortmund’s moment of truth 0

Borussia supporters are eager to witness their club win their first league title in 11 years when they take on Mainz 05, who are traveling to Dortmund for the conclusion of the Bundesliga on Saturday. As a result, the scene is set in Dortmund for the most exciting finale in the Bundesliga in more than a decade.

The club from the Ruhr valley, who most recently won the Bundesliga in 2012 under coach Juergen Klopp, are one win away from ensuring that they snap Bayern Munich’s decade-long stranglehold on the German title in front of a sold-out home crowd of 81,000 on the last matchday of the season.

Star-studded The championship was fully in Bayern’s possession far before the conclusion of past seasons, but this time, their mistakes combined with Dortmund’s dogged determination are keeping the drama alive right up until the last whistle blows.

Dortmund is two points ahead of Bayern Munich coming into the final game, and they are aware that a draw or even a defeat may still be enough to win the championship depending on the outcome of Bayern’s game in Cologne.

However, there is no other objective in Dortmund than to win. A victory against Mainz, who are now in the middle of the table, will guarantee them their first Bundesliga crown since 2012. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, can win their 11th consecutive Bundesliga title with a victory at Cologne, but only if the leaders lose.

With only one match remaining, Dortmund head coach Edin Terzic urged his team to maintain their concentration.

“We’re not done yet, but we’re ready to take the final step,” added Terzic, “As a team, as a club, as a city.” “We’re not done yet.”

The Sueddeutsche Zeitung, a newspaper in Germany, referred to Terzic as “the best Dortmund coach since Jurgen Klopp” on Thursday. This put the 40-year-old Terzic ahead of Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel in the rankings.

The midfielder Jude Bellingham is in a race against time to be ready for Saturday’s encounter, so Dortmund might be without him for the title decider if he is unable to recover in time. Bellingham, who suffered a knee injury and was forced to miss Dortmund’s 3-0 victory away at Augsburg on Sunday, will likely not put on a Dortmund jersey again after this match.

A win for Dortmund would also signal the greatest achievement of Dortmund captain Marco Reus’ lengthy and injury-plagued career. Despite being one of the most talented players of his age, Reus, who is 33 years old, has not yet won a league title. If Dortmund were to win, it would be the first time in Reus’ career that he has achieved such a feat.

Sebastian Kehl, who was the captain of the Dortmund squad that won the championship in 2012, is the Dortmund sports director. “What he has always been accused of is that he has never won the championship,” Kehl remarked. “He feels sorry for that, and he will do everything that he can to make sure that we are champions on Saturday, but also for him.”

Tuchel, whose club suffered a shocking home loss to RB Leipzig last week to give up the lead in the title race, is attempting to convince his players that there is still a chance to win the championship. The atmosphere in Munich could not be more different from what it was in Leipzig.

“I have no message for Dortmund. We certainly have our job cut out for us. Tuchel stated in front of a news conference that “We have slipped up too many times.”

“We will now attempt to finish the race and give it our all, but it is not a season that can be considered satisfactory at this point.” We don’t need to check out the other game since it is quite evident to us that the priority right now is to come out on top in our own contest.

Mueller, who has been an integral member of the Bayern team that has won the previous ten Bundesliga titles, assured his 12.8 million Instagram followers that “everything is still possible” in a post he made on the platform.

And Bayern are no strangers to nail-biting championship victories; in fact, they snatched the championship away from Schalke 04 in 2001 with a goal scored in stoppage time on the last day of the season.

Even on the final day of the contest, it is dangerous to assume that the Bavarians will not win.

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