Edin Terzić: “It feels really empty.”

Borussia Dortmund missed out on their first Bundesliga title in 11 years by just minutes. Speaking after their draw against Mainz, BVB head coach Edin Terzić discussed the final day drama after Die Schwarzgelben were beaten to the Meisterschale by Bayern Munich, who beat Köln in the final minute.

“The first thing I want to say is congratulations to Bayern Munich. The team that finishes top after 34 matches deserves to be there,” said Terzić. “If you consider that the boys gave their all after going two down and battled to the end, you realise how close it was to all coming together.

“If the penalty wasn’t missed, there wasn’t the close offside, and we had equalised earlier, it would have been really interesting. I find it really hard to take right now.

“It feels really empty. It feels really unfair. When you see what we’ve been through in the last 10 months. We are really sad about the missed opportunity. We were one goal away from winning the title here, and one goal away in Köln.”

Heading into the final game against Mainz two points above Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund were just 90 minutes away from their first Bundesliga title since 2012. The Meisterschale was heading to Dortmund, that was until Jamal Musiala equalised for Bayern against FC Köln in the 89th minute.

No team has picked up more points than Borussia Dortmund at home this season but when it counted, they fell just short of Bayern Munich.

Mainz raced into a 2-0 with goals from Andreas Hanche-Olsen and Karim Onisiwo inside 24 minutes before a plethora of chances later, Raphaël Guerreiro pulled a goal back with 20 minutes remaining before Niklas Süle equalised for BVB – unfortunately it came too late for Terzić and Co.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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