Bayern overcome freaky own goal to clinch another title

Bayern overcome freaky own goal to clinch another title

Bayern overcome freaky own goal to clinch another title

Talking to media at the end of the game, Heynckes praised Ancelotti for what he did at Bayern before his arrival: "I want to greet Carlo Ancelotti in Italy".

When Jupp Heynckes came out of retirement in October to take over at German champions Bayern Munich after the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti few would have forecast such a dominant run for the side.

A 4-1 come-back win at Augsburg on Saturday handed Bayern a sixth consecutive Bundesliga title and crowned them German champions for the 28th time in the club's proud history.

"But we have to do it first ourselves and nothing is given away in the Bundesliga".

"I think he's a great coach and a great person".

"It's always good (to win a title) - we knew it was going to happen, but we still had to confirm it", said Robben, who has now won the Bundesliga title seven times since joining Bayern in 2009.

Bayern are still aiming for the treble and host Sevilla in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday with a 2-1 lead from the first game.

Top scorer Robert Lewandowski, plus Thomas Mueller, Thiago Alcantara, Mats Hummels and Javi Martinez all started on the bench in Augsburg.

Kimmich remained in the thick of things and set up another goal after dancing through Augsburg's defence before finding Juan Bernat, whose back-heel pass allowed James Rodriguez to tap home the 2-1 at the far post six minutes later. Defender Jerome Boateng, under no pressure, lost control of the ball and was dispossessed by Sergio Cordova leaving the Venezuelan with only Sven Ulreich to beat.

However Munich hit back to lead 2-1 by half-time. Bayern equalised out of the blue when Tolisso was left unmarked to head in from Joshua Kimmich's cross in the 32nd minute and the Bavarians took the game by the scruff of the neck.

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

With just two minutes gone at the Schwarzwald Stadion, Wolves striker Daniel Didavi held off his marker and fired past despairing Freiburg goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow. Thorgan Hazard scored two second-half goals, the second from a penalty, to give Borussia Moenchengladbach a 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin after Salomon Kalou had put the visitors in front.

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