Bayern Munich win sixth straight German Bundesliga title

  • Bayern Munich win sixth straight German Bundesliga title

Bayern Munich win sixth straight German Bundesliga title

The 72-year-old, who retired after that treble success, returned at the request of Bayern bosses and good friends Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after Italian Ancelotti departed with the team in dire need of consistency.

Bayern have won the Bundesliga title a total of 28 times. A relentless, nearly inevitable march to the title ended on Saturday when Bayern underlined its dominance of the Bundesliga with a record-extending sixth successive championship. "For some it's the eighth (title), like Franck Ribery, for some it's the first. for me as a player it was the most important title".

Heynckes also claimed that he "never imagined" Bayern would win the league this season when he was called upon to take over at the Allianz Arena back in October, insisting that his priority was just to steady the ship in Bavaria.

"But I agreed to come back as I've experienced so much success with Bayern and I owe my career overseas with Spanish clubs to my time at Bayern Munich as well".

Despite battling well on the European front, Zidane's future at the Bernabeu is far from certain as a result of a poor campaign on the domestic front.

Bayern went behind at Augsburg - Nicklas Sule scoring an own goal - before Corentin Tolisso, James Rodriguez and Arjen Robben scored to hand the Bavarian giants the league crown.

With Heynckes having made it clear he will leave again at the end of the season, Bayern have the unenviable task of finding a successor. "Everyone delivered great work". This victory also belongs to him.

"I think he's a great coach and a great person".

Sevilla would have been encouraged by the comedy of errors in Bayern's defence that led to Augsburg's opening goal. Sergio Cordova forced Jerome Boateng to lose possession and Sven Ulreich then saved the Venezuelan forward's shot before the ball rebounded off Niklas Suele's face into the goal.

Jupp Heynckes' men did restore parity on 32 minutes when Christian Tolisso headed home Joshua Kimmich's cross.

Robben all but sealed the title after the hour-mark when he fired inside the right post after James kept the ball in play.

Cologne's chances of avoiding the drop took a blow after relegation rival Mainz came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw in their decisive clash.

Wolfsburg won 2-0 at Freiburg in a match between two sides just above the bottom three and fighting to stay up.