Lahm emotional after title success

FC Bayern München captain Philipp Lahm has described winning a fifth consecutive Bundesliga title as "very emotional".

The 33-year-old, who is retiring from football at the end of the season, told the Bundesliga website Bayern knew what they had to do after seeing closest rivals RB Leipzig's result before they played VfL Wolfsburg. 

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Leipzig drew 0-0 with Ingolstadt on Friday, meaning that all Bayern needed to do was win their game against the Wolves to seal the title.

And Munich thrashed Wolfsburg 6-0 to seal the club's 27th German championship. 

"It's nice to win by a scoreline like that," Lahm said after the game.

"But it's not decisive. It was important to put the title to bed at the first opportunity we had to do so. We wanted to win the league today (Saturday)," he said. 

It was Lahm's eighth league title, and he added that it was emotional celebrating with the club's fans.

"For me, it's been great and it's always special to win the Bundesliga. It was very emotional or me to celebrate with the fans, and a lot of Wolfsburg players congratulated me on my great career.

"You can't help but to get sentimental on that," he said.

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