Bayern Munich Create History By Winning Fifth Consecutive Bundesliga Title
Bayern Munich dominated Wolfsburg as the reigning champions scored thrice in each half to win 6-0.
The Bavarian giants defended their Bundesliga crown with three games still to be played and have also created a record in doing so.
Bayern became the first team in German history to win five consecutive league titles with the dominant win over Wolfsburg.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men set a new Bundesliga record as Bayern reaped the fifth consecutive Bundesliga title after showing no mercy with Wolfsburg, who suffered their second loss in row.
The Bavarians started highly motivated knowing that a victory would ensure the 27th Bundesliga title in the club’s history.
It took thus only 19 minutes before the visitors opened the scoring as David Alaba curled home a free kick from 20 meters into the top right corner.
Bayern should have doubled the lead moments later but Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels was on guard to deny Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller from close range.
Wolfsburg lacked in penetration meanwhile Bayern continued powerful to make it 2-0 on the scoreboards as Mueller’s square pass allowed Lewandowski to slot home in the 37th minute.
The German record champions gained momentum and tripled the lead before the break after Lewandowski wrapped up his brace and his 28th goal of the season following Kingsley Coman’s build-up work.
The “Wolves” showed a vital sign after the restart when Riechedly Bazoer missed a cross to the far post narrowly with two minutes into the second half.
However, Bayern started where they left off as Arjen Robben extended the lead after slotting home from the edge of the box into the near bottom corner with 65 minutes played.
Things went from bad to worse for the hosts as Luiz Gustavo received his marching orders after seeing his second yellow card for a foul play in the 78th minute.
The visitors were not done with the scoring and benefited on their numerical advantage as Thomas Mueller and Joshua Kimmich rounded off the 6-0 victory, and the 27th Bundesliga title.
“I am really happy after this difficult period in the last weeks. We deserved to win the title. I want to thank the club for this fantastic experience here. Now its time to celebrate,” Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti said.
Elsewhere, second placed RB Leipzig opened the door for Bayern’s title defence as the “Bulls” were held to a goalless draw by relegation threatened Ingolstadt.
(With inputs from Xinhua)