Bayern Munich clinches Bundesliga title in bizarre circumstances

Bayern Munich clinches Bundesliga title in bizarre circumstances

Bayern Munich celebrated in a near-empty stadium after securing an outstanding eighth successive title.

Not many of you will remember now the embarrassing 5-1 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt on November 2, when Bayern were fourth-placed Bundesliga team, four points behind early-season leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.

However, Bayern is once again the Bundesliga champion, after they won over Werder Bremen away from home.

Bayern were not on their usual level against a Bremen side fighting for survival at the bottom of the table.

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski scored a winner after Jerome Boateng's chipped pass  - and seal the Bundesliga with two games to spare.

Hansi Flick's 11th successive league victory put his team ten points clear of Dortmund, who have three games left until the season's end.

Bayern finished the match with 10 men after Alphonso Davies was sent off for two yellow-card offenses.

Lewandowski has scored 31 league goals this season, a tally that equals the single-season scoring record by a foreign player in the league. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyangs cored 31 Bundesliga goals for Borussia Dortmund in 2016-17.

Seven points clear of nearest rivals Borussia Dortmund with three games to go before kick-off, Bayern needed one win from their remaining three games to wrap up another title.

Hansi Flick's side did just that - but they got over the line in unusual circumstances.

When Bayern won the title on the final day of last campaign, they did so after a spectacular 5-1 win over Eintracht in front of 75k fans at the Allianz Arena.  

Standings provided by SofaScore LiveScore


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