After Borussia Dortmund made FC Bayern Munich champions ahead of schedule by beating RB Leipzig on the 32nd Bundesliga matchday, coach Hansi Flick’s team played a gala performance against Borussia Mönchengladbach and won 6-0 (4-0) . Robert Lewandowski scored a three-pack.
For FC Bayern it is the 31st title win overall and the ninth in a row, setting the record in Europe’s top 5 leagues from Juventus Turin. Five players from the current team took part in all triumphs: Alaba, Müller, Neuer, Martinez and Boateng. Müller and Alaba even won their tenth title each, setting a new record.
“We wanted to show who the real German champions are,” said captain Manuel Neuer. Robert Lewandowski added: “The most important thing for us was that we showed on the pitch that we are German champions. Today was a great game, we played great from the first minute and scored a lot of goals.”
Lewandowski came very close to Gerd Müller’s Bundesliga record for the most goals per season (40, 1971/72 season). After his three-pack (2nd, 34th and 66th) against Gladbach, he is now at 39th goals of the season.
The other goals of Bayern were scored by Thomas Müller (23rd), Kingsley Coman (44th) and Leroy Sane (86th). Tanguy Nianzou, who had been substituted on shortly before, saw the red card after an emergency brake (75th).
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Marco Rose (coach Gladbach): “First of all, congratulations to FC Bayern on the well-deserved championship. We actually presented it differently here. We said before the game that we have to be convinced in everything we do, that we have to be intense. We have the intensity Not shown for over 90 minutes. And we lost our conviction after conceding the first goal and then gradually, that was an achievement at the back that could almost be described as a power failure. “
FC Bayern, with Hernandez and Musiala instead of Goretzka and Sane, presented themselves extremely rested and happy to play after the two-week break. With a high pressing and many early ball wins, the hosts Gladbach constricted their penalty area right from the start.
It usually became dangerous after surprising dribbles by Coman or clever passes by Müller and Musiala. Despite some missed chances, FC Bayern led, thanks to goals from Lewandowski (2nd and 34th), Müller (23rd) and Coman (44th), deservedly 4-0 at the break. Lewandowski’s side puller to make it 3-0 was especially worth seeing.
Gladbach hardly had time for an orderly build-up game and often got stuck on the first pressing line of FC Bayern. The guests did not play the isolated counterattack purposefully enough to the end. After all, they sprayed a touch of goal danger by standards.
At the break, Gladbach coach Rose reacted and changed two new offensive players, Wolf and Plea, who actually enlivened the guests’ game. Bayern was still dominant, but Gladbach was able to free itself more and more often from the clutches.
After his three-pack, Lewandowski is only one goal missing to set Gerd Müller’s 40-goal record. Remarkable: Before Comans 3-0, he did not shoot himself despite a potential final position, but put the ball on his better positioned teammate.
Both defensively and offensively from the role. Right-back Lainer sailed through before Lewandowski 3-0 under a cross and made the decisive ball loss before Comans 4-0. He hardly gave any impulses to the front and was particularly noticeable with his imprecise passing game. No player lost more balls than Lainer.