Bayern Munich have been confirmed as German champions for the 31st time on Saturday; with the feat extending their record run of consecutive Bundesliga titles to nine.
Closest chasers, RB Leipzig had slumped to a 3-2 defeat at Borussia Dortmund.
The development handed the title to Bayern Munich, who celebrated in the later game with an emphatic 6-0 triumph at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach. Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick to move onto 39 goals for the season from just 27 appearances; one behind Gerd Mueller’s Bundesliga record with two games left to play.
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick departs the Bavarian giants at the end of the campaign after winning seven trophies.
“The coaching staff are so proud to have accompanied this team for two years. It has been a pleasure. I really, really enjoy working with the team. We have a team with enormous quality,” Flick said.
Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho scored twice, including a late winner which not only sealed the title for rivals Bayern Munich but also boosted his side’s UEFA Champions League hopes. They moved up to fourth —- two points ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt who host Mainz on Sunday.
Also, third-placed Wolfsburg look well set to achieve their European dream after a 3-0 win over Union Berlin. Werder Bremen, who had lost seven straight times in the league, drew 0-0 with sixth-placed Bayer Leverkusen; while Hoffenheim beat relegated Schalke 4-2, coming from 2-0 down.
Second-bottom Cologne welcome Freiburg on Sunday; while fellow relegation candidates Hertha Berlin and Arminia Bielefeld also meet.
Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann leaves for Bayern Munich at the end of the season. But the 33-year-old can still sign off from RB Leipzig with some glory. His current side meet Borussia Dortmund again in the German Cup final on Thursday.