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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Bayern Win Seventh Straight Bundesliga Title

Sport

Ahmed Ahmed

Sat, 18 May 2019 17:42 GMT

Bayern Munich won their seventh straight Bundesliga title after a 5-1 victory at home to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday May 18th. The German champions knew they needed a win to make sure of the title, as Borussia Dortmund, who were only two points behind playing away at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Bayern took the lead early in the first-half through Kingsley Coman before Sebastian Haller equalised for the visitors just after the break. The hosts retook the lead almost immediately through David Alaba, before a goal by Renato Sanches put the game out of Frankfurt’s reach just before the hour mark. In a fairy-tale ending, legendary forwards Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben came off the bench to score the fourth and fifth goal late on, in what is expected to be both players’ last appearance for the club.  

AFP reported that after the game, departing forward Ribery said: "it was a special moment, but also a difficult one," Ribery told Sky. "These were my last moments at the Allianz Arena, with the fans and with my team, after being here for 12 years. There is a time for everything and you have to accept it." 

Reuters reported that Bayern head-coach Niko Kovac admitted that the campaign had been tough. "It was no easy season by any means. What the team managed to achieve after a lot of criticism is significant. That is why I would like to thank them all." He also insisted that he will continue as Bayern manager next season, "I am convinced that it will continue (here)," Kovac said. "I have first-hand information. Now I hope that we can also win the Cup and celebrate the double." 

Dortmund ground out a 2-0 win away at Monchengladbach. After taking the lead through Jadon Sancho just before half-time. They doubled their lead early in the second-half, after Marco Reus finished off a flowing move. The win was not enough for the title, as Bayern managed to beat Frankfurt. 


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