The final Matchday of the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season came to a close on Saturday afternoon with champions Bayern Munich managing a 2-2 draw away to VFL Wolfsburg, while Borussia Dortmund rallied from behind to win 2-1 at home to Hertha Berlin.
Croatian defender Josip Stanisic opened the scoring in the opening half by netting his first-ever Bundesliga goal and Bayern’s 48th away goal of the campaign, when he headed in Joshua Kimmich’s corner kick. Jamal Musiala thought he had scored a second for the visitors but the goal was chalked off by the VAR, after it was adjudged that Alfonso Davies had blocked the view of the Wolfsburg goalkeeper.
Bayern then extended their lead through talismanic goal-scorer Robert Lewandowski. Thomas Muller swung the ball deep into the box which found the unmarked Lewandowski and his close-range header flew past the keeper into the left side of the goal.
Wolfsburg pulled one back on the stroke of half-time through a Jonas Wind strike after he was assisted by Max Kruse, as the visitors took the lead going into the break.
The second half saw Wolfsburg level proceedings in the 58th minute through the impressive Max Kruse who fired home from close range, after latching on to a pass from Mickey van de Ven. The game finished all square between both sides but it remains to be seen if Lewandowski will be part of the Bavarian set-up come the 2022/2023 campaign.
Elsewhere at the Signal Iduna Park, Borussia Dortmund earned a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over visiting Hertha Berlin who were fighting to retain their Bundesliga status for next season.
Ishak Belfodil’s 18th minute penalty gave the Felix Magath’s tutored side the lead, which they took to the interval. The second half saw the Black and Yellow respond through a 68th minute penalty which was converted by new Manchester City acquisition Erling Haaland, in what was his final game for the club before beginning pastures anew in England.
The hosts completed the turnaround through Youssoufa Moukoko, who latched on to a precise pass inside the penalty box and produced a delightful strike which beat the Hertha Berlin goalkeeper as it went into the bottom right corner, bouncing off the post.