Dortmund Clinch Their 7th Bundesliga Title

Borussia Dortmund won the Bundesliga with two games to spare, beating Nuremberg 2-0 while closest rivals Bayer Leverkusen lost 2-0 at Cologne. Dortmund wrapped up their seventh Bundesliga title and their first since 2002 with two games to spare as they took an unassailable eight-point lead over four-times runners-up Leverkusen, who have still never won the German league.

First-half goals from Lucas Barrios, his 14th Bundesliga goal of the season, and Robert Lewandowski gave Borussia their win in front of more than 80,000 fans, leaving them with 72 points from 32 games.

The second half was played in a festive atmosphere, especially after Leverkusen fell behind in their game, and beer was poured over Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp by his players in the traditional post-match celebrations.

"This is one of the most beautiful days, we have waited a long time for it," said Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc.

Leverkusen's hopes were sunk by two second-half goals from Milivoje Novakovic for a fired-up Cologne, playing their first game under interim coach Volker Finke after Franck Schaefer quit on Wednesday.

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