Bayern Munich overcome bizarre own goal to clinch another title

  • Bayern Munich overcome bizarre own goal to clinch another title

Bayern Munich overcome bizarre own goal to clinch another title

A fine save from Hitz denied Robben a second as Bayern looked to run riot, with Sebastian Rudy passing up a golden chance to net his first Bundesliga goal of the season.

It's hard to believe there was a time this season when Bayern Munich didn't look like a champion side.

It was a record 28th German championship for Bayern. Defender Jerome Boateng, under no pressure, lost control of the ball and was dispossessed by Sergio Cordova leaving the Venezuelan with only Sven Ulreich to beat.

Augsburg dominated the first half-hour and took an 18th-minute lead with one of the oddest goals Bayern have conceded for a long time.

Ancelotti left with his reputation in tatters yet Heynckes said the Italian had played an important role after his side won 4-1 at Augsburg to claim a sixth successive league title on Saturday.

The Colombian then ensured the title was heading to Munich for their third. Again Kimmich was involved, taking a pass from Robben before whipping the ball into the penalty area, where Juan Bernat played a clever back-heel out to Rodriguez who lashed the ball inside the far post.

Ribery celebrated his 35th birthday with a cameo appearance for the final eight minutes before Wagner headed home Bayern's late fourth.

The Bavarian giants will formally lift the Bundesliga shield after the final matches on May 12.

With five games left, Cologne are six points behind Mainz, who are 16th, the position which carries a relegation play-off berth against the third-best team in the second tier at the end of the season. Jonas Hector gave Cologne an early lead but Pablo de Blasis levelled five minutes into the second half, leaving the Billy Goats six points adrift of safety in 17th place.

Bayern took the lead seven minutes before half-time.

Thorgan Hazard, the younger brother of Chelsea's Eden, came off the bench to score twice as Borussia Moenchengladbach climbed to eighth with a 2-1 win at home to Hertha Berlin.