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Bayern Munich secure 8th straight Bundesliga title with 1-0 victory against Werder Bremen

09:03 PM Jun 17, 2020 | FPJ Web Desk

Bayern Munich on Wednesday secured their 8th successive Bundesliga title with a 1-0 victory against Werder Bremen.

Robert Lewandowski's goal in the 43rd minute was enough for the Hansi Flick side to claim a victory.

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The Poland striker's 31st goal of the season was also a personal record, and in addition to this, Lewandowski is just the fifth player in Bundesliga history to score more than 30 goals in a single season, after Lothar Emmerich, Gerd Muller, Dieter Muller and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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The win on a wet night in Bremen put Bayern 10 points clear of second-place Borussia Dortmund, which can earn a maximum nine points from its three remaining games.

Werder kept Bremen at bay for most of the first half but the champions still found a breakthrough.

Jerome Boateng played a perfectly weighted ball over the defence in the 43rd minute for Robert Lewandowski to control on his chest and hit past the goalkeeper for his 31st Bundesliga goal this season.

Bayern finished with 10 men after a second yellow card for Alphonso Davies in the 79th minute.

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made a crucial late save to stop Yuya Osako's header.

Bayern powered to its 30th German title with a perfect record of seven wins in the Bundesliga since it resumed last month in empty stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Hansi Flick has coached Bayern to 26 wins from 29 games in all competitions since he took over in November. Bayern is chasing a possible triple.

It can add the German Cup if it beats Bayer Leverkusen in the July 4 final and is in contention for the Champions League.

Europe's premier club competition was postponed because of the coronavirus but is due to finish in a tournament format in August. Last-placed Paderborn was relegated after losing 1-0 Wednesday to Union Berlin.

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