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Bayern Munich win 1-0 over Vfb Stuttgart; save any possible excitement for post-match title parade

Bayern Munich defeated Vfb Stuttgart at the Allianz Arena with a dying breath goal from Claudio Pizarro after 91.5 minutes of dull.

Adam Pretty

Well... that was dull. 90 minutes. A combined 32 shots. 8 on target. And 1 goals with 20 seconds left in the game.

With both teams having secured their respective places (Bayern as the title holders, and Stuttgart as non-relegatees), the match was virtually devoid of meaning for Bayern Munich besides the don't get hurt directive, while Stuttgart maybe wanted to win? It was hard to tell.

So naturally because this game had the don't get hurt directive, someone got injured. Bastian Schweinsteiger went off injured in the 37th minute with a knee injury and was replaced by Pierre Hojbjerg who once again got a long shift in midfield. It's fairly clear his days at Bayern Munich II are probably long gone, and while he may make an appearance in their upcoming promotion playoffs to the 3.Liga, I would expect to see him be a full time senior team player starting this summer.

For the second game in a row, Javi Martinez showed exactly why he's one of the best defensive midfielders on the planet. While Pep Guardiola's decision to try him at centerback was acceptable at times, this team just loses too much when he's not in defensive midfield. Today, he added in a more distributive component to his play compared to past games, making 70 passes at 89% accuracy including 13 of 15 longballs in addition to his defensive contributions.

Ultimately, this game was decided in stoppage time. While both teams thoroughly deserved the utter dullness of a 0-0 draw and should be retroactively punished for making us watch this game, substitute Claudio Pizarro, in what could be his final game in a Bayern Munich uniform, pounced on a loose ball spilled by Sven Ulreich with less then 30 seconds to go. The Peruvian striker buried the shot and rather then spending time on a useless restart, referee Bastian Dankert instead opted to start the real excitement: namely confetti and Holger Badstuber in lederhosen shorts.

Oh, and a trophy.

Bayern Munich ended this season on 90 points going 29 - 3 - 2, a few points behind their performance from last season, but still undeniably dominant. Commence celebrating. A lot. Because Bayern Munich have their hands on the Meister Schale.

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