Bayern Munich secured the 2019/20 Bundesliga title with two games to spare, beating Werder Bremen 1-0 with a goal from Robert Lewandowski on Tuesday night. This is the eighth successive title for the German giants, continuing their run which started from 2013.
Bayern’s 1-0 win put them 10 points clear of second-place Borussia Dortmund, who can earn a maximum nine points from their three remaining games.
EIGHT is GREAT! 8️⃣🙌
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) June 16, 2020
Hansi Flick made four changes to his starting line-up after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach. Thomas Müller and Lewandowski returned to spearhead the attack, while Davies and Kingsley Coman were reinstated on the left side. Javi Martínez and Ivan Perišić both missed out due to illness.
Werder kept Bremen at bay for most of the first half but the champions still found a breakthrough.
Jerome Boateng played a perfectly weighted ball over the defence in the 43rd minute for Robert Lewandowski to control on his chest and hit past the goalkeeper for his 31st Bundesliga goal this season.
Bayern finished with 10 men after a second yellow card for Alphonso Davies in the 79th minute.
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made a crucial late save to stop Yuya Osako’s header.
Bundesliga Champions 2020! Despite the difficult conditions in the last weeks we can celebrate the eighth German Championship in a row. Congrats to the team and all members of @FCBayern! These times show the great cohesion of this club and I’m proud of being a part of it 🏆🔴⚪ pic.twitter.com/kRO4xX7rQ3
— Oliver Kahn (@OliverKahn) June 16, 2020
Hansi Flick has coached Bayern to 26 wins from 29 games in all competitions since he took over in November. Bayern are chasing a possible triple. They can add the German Cup if they beat Bayer Leverkusen in the July 4 final and are also in contention in the Champions League.
In the other half of the points table, last-placed Paderborn were relegated after losing 1-0 to Union Berlin.
(With AP inputs)