Bayern win eighth straight title

Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions on Tuesday for an eighth straight season as Robert Lewandowski’s first-half goal secured a 1-0 win at Werder Bremen.

Die Roten picked up their eighth consecutive win since the Bundesliga resumed in mid-May behind closed doors due to the coronavirus, handing coach Hansi Flick the title in his first season in charge.

“Compliments to the team, it is sensational what we have achieved in the past few months,” said Flick whose side have won all of their last 14 games.

“Today there is no criticism, you have to emphasise the way the players have done it.

“Player and coach, team have simply been one unit.”

A deft chip over the Bremen defence from Jerome Boateng was chested down and volleyed home by Lewandowski, who claimed his 31st league goal this season and his 46th in all competitions, shortly before halftime.

But Bayern endured a nervy finale after teenage left-back Alphonso Davies was sent off 11 minutes before the final whistle for a second yellow card.

The result keeps Werder Bremen second-from-bottom with just two games left to avoid dropping down to the second-tier for the first time since 1980.

But basement side Paderborn had their relegation confirmed with a 1-0 defeat at Union Berlin after an own goal from the visitors by Ben Zolinski.


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