RB Leipzig’s defeat at Borussia Dortmund handed Bayern Munich the Bundesliga for ninth season in a row; Bayern celebrated with a 6-0 demolition of Borussia Monchengladbach and a hat-trick from Robert Lewandowski.
Bayern Munich celebrated their record-extending ninth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday with a 6-0 demolition of Borussia Monchengladbach and a hat-trick from Robert Lewandowski, who edged closer to a 49-year-old scoring record.
Lewandowski, who now has 39 goals, one shy of Gerd Muller’s record of 40 league goals in one Bundesliga season dating back to 1971/72, needed only two minutes to open his account with a shot from a tight angle.
Thomas Muller, who along with David Alaba becomes the first player in Bundesliga history to win 10 league titles, stabbed in their second in the 23rd before a sensational flying Lewandowski volley 11 minutes later.
Bayern, who have now won 30 Bundesliga titles since the introduction of the top division in 1963, and 31 German league crowns in total.
It is also the second consecutive league crown for coach Hansi Flick, who is leaving Bayern at the end of the season and will be replaced by Julian Nagelsmann.