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Bayern Munich just won their third straight Bundesliga crown on their day off

Wolfsburg slipped up to seal the title for Pep Guardiola’s men.

Bayern Munich face Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.
Bayern Munich face Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.
Image: Associated Press

IT TOOK BAYERN Munich 30 games to make official something we knew after one: once again they are the best team in Germany.

Pep Guardiola’s men beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 yesterday to move 15 points ahead of Wolfsburg, who were beaten at Borussia Monchengladbach this afternoon, thus leaving the Bavarians with an unassailable lead with four rounds of the season remaining.

Bayern wrapped up the title in record time last season, with seven games to go, and while the confirmation this term comes much later, they have been just as dominant domestically.

Bayern have not been knocked off the top of the table since they moved into pole position in week five and have cruised to the title once again. If they win all of their remaining games, they will fall just two points short of last year’s total of 90.

Since Guardiola took over in 2013, Bayern have been unstoppable in the league, winning 53 of 64 with just four defeats and seven draws.

Bayern are also on course to win a second European and domestic treble in three years as they remain in contention for the Champions League, where they face Barcelona in the semi-finals, and the DFB-Pokal, in which they will meet Borussia Dortmund in the last four on Tuesday.

On an unrelated note, this is Bastian Schweinsteiger’s eighth Bundesliga title. The previous sevens seasons he won the league, he also won the German Cup. Seven doubles is pretty impressive and he is on course for an eighth this year.

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