The final score was fantastic, perfect for legends, bizarre and... suspicious. As for the strange name of the stadium – Borussia was used to playing in Dusseldorf, for their own stadium was small. Thus, they practically never really hosted important matches – but players and fans were familiar with and adjusted to the situation. Borussia did everything what depended on them, but Koln was not to be outdone – they won 5-0 in Hamburg.
A big Japanese smile and happy hugs from teammates – Okudera scored 2 goals in Hamburg.
The race was finally over, exciting to the very last whistle. May be because of the unusual nature of the pursuit, doubts about the results of the last matches were hardly ever raised. Borussia (Dortmund) and St. Pauli had no interest - for both clubs the season was already finished. Koln scored a lot of goals, but how often even a great team wins by 12-0? Moreover, how often a team wins 12-0 when it needs a 12-0 win? Nobody should doubt the motivation of both Borussia and Koln – and also the lack of motivation of their opponents, but the results were strange. A little friendly help perhaps? No questions were really asked – the results were taken as real and fair. It was fascinating race to the very end by two clubs leaving the rest far behind – the third finisher, Hertha was 8 points behind. Shoulder to shoulder, Koln and Borussia, Weisweiler and Lattek, Flohe and Vogts, battled to the last minute. Borussia did everything possible – and perhaps the impossible too – to reduce the goal-difference advantage of their adversary: in the 33rd round they won in Hamburg, but against Hamburger SV, not against the weak St. Pauli, 6-2. Then scored 12 goals, trying to beat the odds. At the end, the record is incredibly tied – both teams with 48 points and same number of scored goals – 86 each. Their defensive records really decided the championship – Borussia allowed 44 goals, Koln – 41. Borussia finished second.