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Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski Shines As Visitors Were Crowned Champions

Alphonso Davies sees red for second bookable offence but Bavarians hold on to seal eighth straight Bundesliga title.

Bayern Munich secured their eighth successive Bundesliga title as Robert Lewandowski’s 31st league goal of the season was enough to beat relegation-threatened Werder Bremen 1-0 at the Weser Stadium.

Back in November, the German record title-holders’ biggest defeat in a decade – a 5-1 humbling at Eintracht Frankfurt – cost Niko Kovac his job. A run of one win in four league games left the Bavarians four points behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.

But under Hansi Flick, promoted from his position as assistant coach, Bayern have been indomitable ever since – and Lewandowski’s trademark finish made it to 22 wins from 23 games in all competitions.

Bayern were reduced to 10 men in the closing stages as Alphonso Davies was sent off for a second bookable offence (79) but the visitors held on to establish an unassailable 10-point lead over second-placed Borussia Dortmund.

Bremen remain 17th, level on points with Dusseldorf who currently occupy the relegation play-off spot but now with a game in hand over their rivals.

Player ratings

Werder Bremen: Pavlenka (7), Veljkovic (6), Moisander (5), Gebre Selassie (6), Friedl (5), Vogt (5), Klaassen (5), Eggestein (6), Rashica (6), Osako (6), Bittencourt (6).

Subs: Langkamp (5), Bartels (6), Fullkrug (5), Pizarro (n/a), Sargent (6).

Bayern Munich: Neuer (6), Pavard (6), Davies (5), Boateng (8), Alaba (7), Kimmich (6), Goretzka (6), Gnabry (6), Coman (6), Muller (7), Lewandowski (7).

Subs: Hernandez (n/a)

Man of the match: Jerome Boateng.

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