• News

Leon Goretzka relishing Bayern Munich’s title decider

Getty Images

Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka is relishing the prospect of winning the Bundesliga on the final day of the season.

Following their costly 0-0 draw at RB Leipzig last weekend, Bayern will now have one last chance to wrap up a seventh straight Bundesliga crown in their final day clash with Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

The sixth-placed Eagles, though, aren’t expected to make things easy at the Allianz Arena as they must avoid defeat to preserve their Europa League spot for next season, with Wolfsburg just two points behind in seventh.

But Goretzka, who had a goal controversially ruled out by VAR at Leipzig, is relishing the prospect of winning the Bundesliga at home for Bayern.

“We’ve now got the opportunity to win the title on the final Matchday, in front of our own fans. I don’t think it gets more emotional than that,” said Goretzka on the Bundesliga website.

As things stand, Borussia Dortmund are just two points behind Bayern in second-place after defeating Fortuna Duesseldorf 3-2 last weekend.

Due to the Bavarians’ superior goal difference, however, a draw at Eintracht may be enough regardless of whatever Dortmund may achieve at Borussia Monchengladbach.

“We want to win at home, we don’t want to rely on anything else,” said goalkeeper Sven Ulreich.

Coach Niko Kovac added, “Putting something off doesn’t mean it won’t happen. We have the chance next week in front of our home fans and I’m certain we’ll be fired up – both in the stands and on the pitch. We need a point but we want to win.”

Bayern haven’t won the Bundesliga at home since the 1999/00 campaign.

MUNICH, GERMANY – MAY 04: Leon Goretzka of Bayern Munich celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Hannover 96 at Allianz Arena on May 04, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)