Robert Lewandowski netted the winner against Werder Bremen to seal the league with two games to spare.

Bayern’s 11th straight Bundesliga win put them 10 points clear of Borussia Dortmund, who have three games left.

Bayern finished the match with 10 men after Alphonso Davies was sent off for two yellow-card offences. They also progressed to the final of the German Cup, where they will meet Bayer Leverkusen on 4 July in Berlin, and are still in the Champions League and are well placed to reach the quarter-finals after establishing a 3-0 lead over Chelsea in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

“We have now taken the first step and reached our big goal. But we also have the cup in our sights and then obviously the Champions League games are something you cannot plan for and we still need to survive the Chelsea game,” added Flick.

Nine league titles at one club – the stats

  • David Alaba and Thomas Muller win their ninth Bundesliga championship title, equalling the record set by Franck Ribery last season.
  • Hansi Flick is the third person to win the Bundesliga title for Bayern both as a player and a manager, after Franz Beckenbauer and Niko Kovac. Flick won the Bundesliga title as a Bayern player in 1985-86, 1986-87, 1988-89 and 1989-90.
  • In Europe’s top five leagues, only Juventus (35 in Serie A) and Real Madrid (33 in La Liga) have won more league titles than Bayern (30, including pre-Bundesliga era).

Lewandowski has scored 31 league goals this season while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, now at Arsenal, scored 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 only needed one win from their remaining three games to wrap up another title.

When Bayern won the title on the final day of last season, they did so after an emphatic 5-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in front of 75,000 fans at the Allianz Arena.

“It is sensational the kind of football we have played in the past few months. You could feel the passion, the joy for the game and the team spirit,” said Flick

After a 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt on 2 November, Bayern were fourth in the table, four points behind early-season leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.

And Bayern have flourished under the 55-year-old former Germany assistant. This result means they have taken 58 points from a possible 66, yet their season is far from over.

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