Bayern Munich were confirmed as German champions for the 25th time on Sunday as Wolfsburg’s 1-0 defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach meant Pep Guardiola’s Bavarians can no longer be caught.
Gladbach’s Germany striker Max Kruse sent the title to Munich as his 90th-minute winning goal at Borussia Park saw Bayern finish the weekend with an unassailable 15 point-lead with four games left.
Bayern had picked up their 24th victory in 30 league games on Saturday when Bastian Schweinsteiger’s late goal sealed a 1-0 home win over Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena.
“It’s already something just to have defended the title,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who promised a “big celebration” when the season is over, told FCBayern.de.
“But I have to compliment the coach and the team, they did a great job in the season after a World Cup, in which many of our players were involved.”