FC Bayern München have been crowned Champions of the German Bundesliga for the 24th time with a record 7 games to spare after a 3-1 victory over Hertha Berlin.
Mathematically, Bayern could have ended the title race last Match Day however; a win by the distant 2nd placed Borussia Dortmund just delayed the invertible.
An early goal to midfielder Toni Kroos from 14 yards set the tone and took the club to a European record equaling 64th consecutive goal-score game – tied with Barcelona.
Mario Gotze extended the lead to 2 with a headed goal delivered by a cross from Bastian Schweinsteiger, which really sent the fans into a celebratory frenzy.
Adrian Ramos reduced the deficit from the penalty spot for Hertha Berlin to create a sniff of a chance to upset the championship party, but a cheeky lob from the by-line from Franck Ribery in the 79th minute sealed the title.
This was Bayern’s 52nd consecutive league game without defeat, which includes a record breaking 10 consecutive away matches. The previous record was 9 in which they set last season.
Bayern set a solid platform early in the season to break the record for the fastest League Title by winning 25 of their first 27 games (the other 2 games were drawn). They sent shivers through the league as they knocked home 79 goals in that 27 game period.
With the League now wrapped up they set their sights on next weeks Champions League Quarter-Final tie with English club Manchester United, who are surprisingly sitting mid-table in their respective League.
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