Bundesliga 2016/17: 5 greatest moments in German League history


#4 Patrik Andersson wins the 2001 Bundesliga for Bayern in the last minute

Patrick Anderson celebrates his stoppage-time winner

The ultimate do or die moment, and FC Bayern Munich had gone into their final game with a three-point lead over FC Schalke in the 2000-2001 season. The Bavarians were the defending champions under Ottmar Hitzfeld and qualified for the UEFA Champions league which they would go on to win four days later. They only needed a point from their final game to win their third consecutive title.

Schalke, on the other hand, had lost their penultimate game of the season and thus sat second, three points behind Bayern before they faced SpVgg Unterhaching.

However, the tide seemed to be with the Royal Blues, as they somehow managed a comeback after they went down 3-2, to finish the game 5-3 in the final minutes. As they had gone into matchday 34 with a better goal difference, Schalke were on top of the table.

But as things stood, Bayern only needed a point to lift the trophy and were steadily holding Hamburg at the Volksparkstadion to a goalless draw, that is before Sergej Barbarez stepped up.

In the 90th minute, the Bosnian international headed in an excellent cross to give Hamburg the lead and potentially Schalke the title as players flooded the pitch and the referee blew the whistle to signal the end of proceedings for Schalke.

However, for Bayern Munich, the game was still on and as the Schalke players celebrated their title win, the Bavarians stepped up for an indirect free-kick in the third minute of injury time.

Oliver Kahn was up in a flash joining the battle against the Hamburg defence, who desperately clung on to their slim lead. However, it was Patrik Andersson who cemented his place as a Bayern Munich legend with his first and only goal for the club. The Swedish defender made no mistake and drilled the ball straight into the net.

And Schalke, from the heights of heavenly joy, dropped into the depths of hell, as the Park stadium transformed into an ocean of tears.

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