At 7:37 p.m., Neuer received the silver trophy from the hands of the new league boss Donata Hopfen. Robert Lewandowski and Co. made the title perfect two weeks ago against Borussia Dortmund. As last three years ago, FC Bayern celebrated the shell again in front of 75,000 spectators in the sold-out Allianz Arena, which had recently prevented Corona pandemic and made the title party something special.
“Even if there are many who know the ceremony, it is just nice and again,” said national player Thomas Müller at DAZN: “We wanted to win, were in the mood, but we also made mistakes.”
In fact, the relegation threatened VfB Stuttgart had no desire to participate in the celebrations and defied a 2-2 2: 2. “You can celebrate – and we may still have the opportunity to put Hertha under pressure,” said VfB sports director Sven Mislintat at DAZN, but admitted: “We would have loved to mess you up.”
The Munich team around premiere champion and coach Julian Nagelsmann danced quite carefree on the podium with the shell in red and white confetti rain. “Shortly after the game, if you didn’t win, it is not quite as nice,” said Nagelsmann, for whom the championship shell “difficult” felt. “It’s a nice moment, but we didn’t win the title today.” His wish for the new season? “That we play like in the first half of the season.”