Bayern clinch Bundesliga title in style

Bayern 1 Bundesliga champions

FC Bayern München cruised to a fifth consecutive Bundesliga title in style as they thrashed 10-man Wolfsburg 6-0 at the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday.

  • Wolfsburg 0 Bayern München 6
  • Alaba opens scoring with free-kick
  • Lewandowski bags first-half brace
  • Robben extends Bayern’s lead
  • Gustavo sent off for hosts late on
  • Muller and Kimmich complete rout

Match Summary

Carlo Ancelotti’s side had the title in the bag by half-time after scoring three times in the opening 45 minutes. The visiting fans were in partying mood and they were treated to another three goals in the second half as Bayern opened up an unassailable 10-point lead at the top of the table with three games remaining.


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Full Report

The visitors bossed proceedings in Lower Saxony, as expected, although they had to wait until the 19th minute for their first real chance, which brought the opening goal.

David Alaba got the party started with a free-kick from 25 yards out that he curled over the wall and into the top-right corner of the net.

The Bavarian giants threatened to double their lead three minutes later, but Koen Casteels pulled off a fine double save as he palmed away Robert Lewandowski’s strike from the edge of the area before denying Thomas Muller on the follow-up.

Daniel Didavi had a good opportunity to restore parity on 29 minutes when he was picked out by Jannes Horn inside the area on the left, but the German midfielder’s shot on the turn lacked sufficient power to beat Sven Ulreich.

Maximilian Arnold found space to shoot two minutes later after being teed up by Riechedly Bazoer on the edge of the box, but his strike missed to the left of the target.

Bayern made them pay on 36 minutes as Lewandowski picked out the right corner of the net from 12 yards out after Kingsley Coman and Muller combined to set the striker up.

The Poland international struck again on the stroke of half-time to put one hand on the trophy. Coman was the architect as he beat Didavi for pace on the left and crossed for Lewandowski to slot home from seven yards out.

The champions-elect went in search of more goals after the break and Alaba went close in the 48th minute with a strike from inside the area on the left that clipped the top of the crossbar.

Coman showed quick feet to skip past Vieirinha on the left and fire a low shot across the face of goal beyond the right post on 55 minutes, with Arjen Robben then getting his name on the scoresheet 11 minutes later.

The Dutchman cut inside from the right byline and went past Luiz Gustavo before beating Casteels at his near post with a low shot from 25 yards out.

Didavi wasted the hosts’ best chance on 75 minutes when he steered a free header straight at Ulreich, after Arnold had picked him out at the far post with a free-kick, and they suffered a major setback three minutes later with the dismissal of Gustavo, who had picked up his second yellow card for kicking the ball away.

Muller added a fifth on 80 minutes with a simple tap-in on the rebound after Lewandowski had struck the post from a quickly-taken free-kick, and Joshua Kimmich completed the rout five minutes later as he converted Robben’s cross at the back post.

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