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Bayern win fifth straight Bundesliga crown

Last updated on: April 30, 2017 00:20 IST

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their third goal against VFL Wolfsburg during their Bundesliga match in Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany, on Saturday

IMAGE: Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their third goal against VFL Wolfsburg during their Bundesliga match in Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany, on Saturday. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Livepic/Reuters

Bayern Munich secured a record-extending fifth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday after beating VfL Wolfsburg 6-0 to open up an unassailable 10-point lead with three matches remaining.

The Bavarians, who have now won 27 German championships, are on 73 points with RB Leipzig in second place on 63 after they were held to a goalless draw by Ingolstadt earlier in the day.

Bundesliga leading scorer Robert Lewandowski netted twice to take his league goal tally to 28 and David Alaba, Thomas Mueller, Arjen Robben and Joshua Kimmich were also on target as Bayern rode roughshod over the hosts.

The Bavarians had promised to bounce back following their mid-week German Cup semi-final defeat to Borussia Dortmund and last week's Champions League exit to Real Madrid.

They had also failed to win either of their last two league matches, going five games without a win in all competitions.

There was no self-doubt on Saturday as they scored three times before halftime, knowing Leipzig had failed to win their match.

Bayern finished off the relegation-threatened Wolves with three more goals in the second half, when the hosts were reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of former Bayern player Luiz Gustavo, before enjoying celebrations with their travelling fans.

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