Bayern fails to clinch Bundesliga, Dortmund keeps race alive

AP
Published 11:51 a.m. ET May 11, 2019 | Updated 1:28 p.m. ET May 11, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich missed the chance to win the Bundesliga in a 0-0 draw at Leipzig while Borussia Dortmund kept the title race alive by beating Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-2 on Saturday.

Bayern, which would have secured a seventh straight title with a win, allowed Dortmund to close the gap to two points before the final round next weekend.

Bayern boasts a considerably better goal difference by 17 goals, meaning a draw against Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich next Saturday will be enough to seal the title. Dortmund must win at Borussia Mönchengladbach and hope for a Frankfurt victory to take the title.

“It was never so close,” Bayern forward Thomas Müller said of the title race. “We really want to get the thing with our fans behind us.”

DECISION DEFERRED

The league race is going to the final day for the first time since Wolfsburg pipped Bayern to the title in 2009.

With Germany coach Joachim Löw watching from the stands, Bayern missed a host of chances to score the goal it needed.

Leon Goretzka had the visiting fans celebrating in the 50th minute when he volleyed in an attempted clearance, but…

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