Published: Sun, April 08, 2018
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Bayern win record-extending 6th straight Bundesliga title

Bayern win record-extending 6th straight Bundesliga title

Heynckes was soon parachuted back in for a fourth stint at the helm, and it only took the record champions a month to get back on top - where they have been ever since.

Bayern Munich defeated Bavarian rival Augsburg 4-1 to win its record-extending sixth straight Bundesliga title on Saturday. But there were none of the customary beer showers.

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.

Bayern's Bavarian neighbours Augsburg, though, were out to spoil the party and took an early lead through a freakish own-goal from defender Niklas Sule after 18 minutes. The last time it clinched the title in front of its own fans came when the club was still playing at Munich's Olympiastadion in 2000.

"It was clear that we'd be German champions at some stage with the lead that we had, but at the time (assistant) Peter Hermann and I returned it wasn't foreseeable as we were five points behind and the team wasn't really functioning properly", said Heynckes, the oldest coach to win a Bundesliga title at 72.

A championship decider on the road would be anything but a first for Bayern Munich who have claimed ten of their last 11 Bundesliga titles on foreign soil.

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

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.

However, Bayern managed to level matters in the 32nd minute as Joshua Kimmich picked out Christian Tolisso, who slotted home from six-yards out.

Second-place Schalke was playing at Hamburger SV later Saturday but can no longer catch the Bavarian powerhouse.

Robben all but sealed the title for Bayern after the hour-mark when he fired inside the right post after James kept the ball in play.

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

The only exception was the 1-0 home victory over Hertha Berlin in the 2014/15 season.

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