Bayern Munich seal sixth consecutive Bundesliga title with win over Augsburg

Bayern Munich seal sixth consecutive Bundesliga title with win over Augsburg

Javier Howell
April 8, 2018

Heynckes came in and has done a fine job indeed as he got them back on track.

"It's always good (to win a title) - we knew it was going to happen, but we still had to confirm it", said Robben, who has now won the Bundesliga title seven times since joining Bayern in 2009.

Bayern Munich came from behind to wrap up their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title with a 4-1 win over Augsburg.

However, with the hallmark of champions, Bayern hit back to lead at half time through Corentin Tolisso just after the half hour and Colombia worldwide James Rodriguez fired Bayern into the lead seven minutes before half-time.

Bayern were three points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund when Ancelotti left but ran away with the title under Heynckes, winning 19 out of 22 league matches under his leadership to take the title with five matches to spare. The last time Bayern sealed the title in front of its own fans was in 2000 when the club was still playing at Munich's Olympiastadion.

The French winger, who went on as a substitute, joined former Bayern players Oliver Kahn, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mehmet Scholl, and Philipp Lahm on a record eight Bundesliga titles.

The result means Bayern are German league champions for the 28th time in their history, and it was the sixth year in a row they have won the Bundesliga since their treble-winning season in 2013. However, the coronation ceremony will take place 12 May at the end of the season.

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"He's not only a great coach but a great person", Heynckes said.

Sevilla would have been encouraged by the comedy of errors in Bayern's defence that led to Augsburg's opening goal.

Augsburg took a shock lead on 18 minutes when Bayern defender Niklas Suele scored an own goal after Sergio Cordova's shot was saved, but the deflection smashed into Suele's face.

Augsburg's lead was short-lived, however, as - from Bayern's first meaningful attack - Tolisso drifted into the area to head home unmarked from Kimmich's precise cross.

Elsewhere, second-from-bottom Cologne suffered a blow to their survival hopes as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Mainz.

Cologne captain Jonas Hector headed his side into an early lead, but Pablo De Blasis equalized to keep Mainz six points clear of the home side.

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