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Put the champagne on ice! Bayern can clinch Bundesliga title tonight - with seven games to spare

There’s still more than a fifth of the Bundesliga to play but the champions could be crowned again tonight.

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RUNAWAY BUNDESLIGA LEADERS Bayern Munich can clinch their first domestic silverware under Pep Guardiola by wrapping up their title defence with a win against Hertha Berlin tonight.

Unbeaten Bayern have won 24 out of 26 in the league this season to open up a massive 23-point lead over their nearest rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Guardiola’s side have already smashed a string of league records and can stretch their current run of 18 straight wins and 51 games unbeaten with victory in Berlin tonight.

There’s still more than a fifth of the German season to play and Bayern will set another new record if they wrap things up with seven games to spare — beating their own record, six, which they set last season under Jupp Heynckes.

It could be start of a glorious treble for the Bavrian giants who have one eye on their German Cup semi-final against Kaiserslautern as well as a Champions League clash with Manchester United.

“It’s the most important title for me,” said Guardiola who has already won the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup since taking over at the Allianz Arena.

“It is difficult to be focused every week, to always win and to demonstrate that you are better than your opponent.

Hertha Berlin are currently ninth in the table and still in with an outside of the Europa League places.

But Jos Luhukay’s side have only managed eight points from their last nine games in the league ahead of tonight’s clash.

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