Published: Mon, May 01, 2017
Sport | By Desiree Waters

Bayern captures fifth straight Bundesliga crown

Bayern captures fifth straight Bundesliga crown

Bayern Munich have won the Bundesliga title for the fifth season in a row after a thumping 6-0 victory away to Wolfsburg this afternoon.

RB Leipzig's 0-0 draw with Ingolstadt left it 10 poingts adrift of the leaders with only three games and nine points available.

Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich added goals in the second period while former Bayern midfielder Luis Gustavo saw red for Wolfsburg, who sit just a point above the relegation play-off position.

Ironically, Ingolstadt will be one of potentially two teams - Bayern Munich being the other - to score points against Leipzig in both of their league fixtures this season.

The Bavarians had promised to bounce back following their mid-week German Cup semi-final defeat to Borussia Dortmund and last week's Champions League exit to Real Madrid.

Boss Andries Jonker, who watched Bayern's cup loss to Dortmund, told the club website: "We have to be courageous and attack Bayern, play football and be clinical".

The draw left Leipzig set for a second-placed finish in their first season in the top flight. While Bayern secured its 27th title with a 6-0 thrashing of VfL Wolfsburg, Ancelotti's starting eleven is regarded to be an answer to the club management's demands that he integrate more younger talents.

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"We deserved the title, we played nice football".

Bayern had gone through what amounted to a mini-crisis in recent weeks, failing to win any of their last five matches in all competitions and being eliminated from the German Cup and Champions League.

"I am lucky to be here with these great players and the fans who have supported us so fantastically all season", said the Italian.

"It is fantastic what this team did again this season in the Bundesliga", said the retiring Bayern captain, Philipp Lahm.

He bagged his second and Bayern's third goal just before the half-time whistle after Coman delivered another cross unopposed from the left wing to make it 3-0.

Bremen's remarkable turnaround continued with its ninth win from 11 games without defeat. Lars Stindl and Nico Schulz scored for Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Torsten Frings-coached Darmstadt picked up their third straight victory thanks to goals by Felix Platte, Jerome Gondorf and Sven Schipplock.

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