Mainz 05’s Lee Jae-sung (31) denied Dortmund the title with an assist in German professional soccer.
Lee Jae-Sung assisted on the goal that gave Mainz a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute against Dortmund in the final 34th round of the 2022-23 Bundesliga at Sigmund-Iduna Park in Westphalia, Germany, on Monday (Aug. 28). Lee Jae-Sung’s cross from the left flank was headed in by Karim Onisewo.
Rafael Guerreiro pulled one back in the 24th minute and Niklas Zuerle equalized six minutes into stoppage time, but Dortmund had to settle for a 2-2 draw. Dortmund could have won the title on their own if they had won on the day, but Lee Jae-Sung was the difference.
Bayern Munich players celebrate their 11th consecutive Bundesliga win. AP
At the same time, Dortmund’s title rival, Bayern Munich, pulled off a dramatic 2-1 away win over Cologne. Dortmund (22W5D7L) has the same number of points as Bayern Munich (21W8D5L), but finished second due to goal difference (Dortmund +39, Munich +54). Munich has won the Bundesliga title in 11 consecutive seasons since 2012.
Dortmund players, including Lewis (center), are disappointed to be denied the title. EPA
Trailing Dortmund by two points heading into the final match, Munich needed to win the day and hope that Dortmund would draw or lose. The Bavarians took an early lead through Kingsley Coman in the eighth minute, but conceded a 36th-minute equalizer through Dejan Lubic. The Bavarians scored a dramatic winner in the 44th minute through Jamal Musalla.토토사이트
Dortmund, meanwhile, suffered another setback in their quest to win the title for the first time in 11 years after the 2011-12 season. Dortmund ‘legend’ Marco Reus and Jude Bellingham, who is likely to leave the club, finished as runners-up.
Lee Jae-sung started the final and played 66 minutes. Lee had a successful season with seven goals and four assists this season. Mainz finished the season in ninth place (12 W, 10 D, 12 L, 46 pts).