Dubai: Borussia Dortmund beat second-placed RB Leipzig 3-2 thanks to two goals from Jadon Sancho on Saturday, handing Bayern Munich the Bundesliga title and boosting their own chances of Champions League football next season.
The hosts, without injured top striker Erling Haaland, snatched a seventh-minute lead with a superb combination between Marco Reus and Thorgan Hazard, whose well-timed back-heel flick sent the captain through to drill in his shot.
Sancho struck six minutes after the restart with a low shot but Leipzig battled back through Lukas Klostermann’s powerful header and Dani Olmo’s 77th minute tap-in.
Sancho scored his second goal of the afternoon three minutes from time, however, to give Dortmund the three points with their fifth straight league win and lift them to fourth place in the standings on 58 points.
Leipzig are second on 64. Eintracht Frankfurt, in fifth on 56, play Mainz on Sunday.
Wolfsburg held on to third place on 60 points with a 3-0 victory over Union Berlin. Bayern, on 71 points, play Borussia Moenchengladbach.
The top four teams automatically qualify for the lucrative Champions League group stage.