National soccer team midfielder Lee Jae-Sung (31-Mainz) crushed Borussia Dortmund’s dreams with an incisive “courier cross” as Bayern Munich secured their 11th consecutive Bundesliga title.
Lee Jae-Sung set up Karim Onisewo’s header with a pinpoint cross in the 24th minute after the Bavarians had taken a 1-0 lead in the final 34 rounds of the 2022-2023 regular season at Dortmund’s Zignale Iduna Park on Monday (Aug. 28).
Mainz took a 2-0 lead through Andreas Hanchelsen’s header in the 14th minute and Onyisiwe’s second before conceding late goals from Rafael Guerrero and Niklas Schürrle to draw 2-2. Prior to this match, Dortmund were two points clear of Bayern Munich at the top of the table. With Mainz, they could have won their first league title in 11 years regardless of Bayern’s final result, but they hung their heads in shame.
Bayern rallied from a 1-1 tie against Cologne in the 34th round to win 2-1 on a dramatic goal by Jamal Moussaouiallah in the 44th minute. Bayern won their 11th consecutive Bundesliga title, tied with Dortmund on 71 points but with a +54 goal differential to Dortmund’s +39.
In the final game of the season, Lee Jae-sung recorded his fourth assist of the season to seal the deal. He broke into the big leagues last season with four goals (in 27 games), and this season he has double-digit offensive points with seven goals and four assists.
He was at his best after last year’s World Cup in Qatar, scoring five goals and three assists in the second half alone. Bo Svensson’s decision to deploy Lee as the second striker alongside Onyisiwe in a 3-4-3 formation in the second half of the season paid off.
Lee is also considering a move to the English Premier League (EPL) this summer. His contract with Mainz runs until June 2024, but his best season yet has given him wings for the future 토토사이트.
Mainz finished the season in ninth place (46 points) out of 18 teams.