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VfL Wolfsburg0Bayern Mun6

VfL Wolfsburg 0-6 Bayern Munich

Philipp Lahm
Bayern captain Philipp Lahm now has a record nine Bundesliga titles, one more than Oliver Kahn, Mehmet Scholl and Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bayern Munich thrashed Wolfsburg 6-0 to clinch the Bundesliga for a record fifth straight season and give manager Carlo Ancelotti a title in a fourth top European league.

It has been another season of domestic dominance for Bayern, who wrapped up their 27th championship with three games to go with a thumping win.

Ancelotti's side have lost just twice in the league all season and were never troubled by out-of-sorts Wolfsburg.

Wolfsburg can still be relegated.

From the minute Austrian left-back David Alaba fired Bayern ahead from a free-kick, the destination of three points and the title was not in doubt.

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice before half-time to make the second 45 minutes a formality, while Arjen Robben added a trademark shot after cutting in from the right.

Luiz Gustavo
Wolfsburg captain Luiz Gustavo had to be restrained from confronting the referee

Wolfsburg captain Luiz Gustavo was sent-off against his former club late on and had to be restrained by team-mates after sarcastically applauding the referee, before Thomas Muller tapped in a fifth.

There was still time for Josh Kimmich to drill in a sixth and leave the home side just a point above the relegation zone.

Business as usual under Ancelotti

If any German sides thought that Pep Guardiola's departure last summer may have led to a changing of the guard, Ancelotti has been ruthless in proving them wrong.

A 6-0 demolition of Werder Bremen opened the campaign, and another one in Wolfsburg bookended a superb season.

They have scored 79 times while conceding just 17, comprehensively leading the league on both fronts.

Saturday's win was the fifth time they had scored five or more.

Ancelotti is now the first manager to win titles in four of 'the big five' leagues after adding Bayern's championship to honours won with AC Milan, Chelsea and Paris St-Germain.

The Italian said his first Bundesliga title was a "fantastic experience" and paid thanks to a "fantastic club."

"I am lucky to be here with these great players and the fans who have supported us so fantastically all season," said the Italian.

"We deserved the title, we played nice football."

Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski has scored 28 goals in the Bundesliga this season

With Champions League titles won with both Milan and Real Madrid, the next step for Bayern and Ancelotti will be a sixth European crown.

Despite their control of the Bundesliga, Bayern have won just two Champions League trophies this century.

Ancelotti has faced questions over his future after losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals, followed by defeat by Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.

However, he added: "Now is the time to celebrate and after that, we will prepare for the new season as best as possible."

Wolfsburg wobbles

Wolfsburg were runners-up in 2014-15, but lost playmaker Kevin de Bruyne to Manchester City for £55m that summer.

They reached the Champions League quarter-finals last season, taking a 2-0 first-leg lead over Real Madrid, but are now facing relegation.

They have three games left - away at Eintracht Frankfurt and Hamburg and at home to Borussia Monchengladbach - and are on their third coach of the season in Andries Jonker.

Carlo Ancelotti has managed AC Milan (2003-04), Chelsea (2009-10), Paris St-Germain (2012-13) and Bayern Munich (2016-17) to domestic titles
Carlo Ancelotti has managed AC Milan (2003-04), Chelsea (2009-10), Paris St-Germain (2012-13) and Bayern Munich (2016-17) to domestic titles
The last team other than Bayern Munich to be crowned champions of Germany were Borussia Dortmund in 2010-11
The last team other than Bayern Munich to be crowned champions of Germany were Borussia Dortmund in 2010-11
Bayern Munich have lost just two out of 31 games in the Bundesliga this season
Bayern Munich have lost just two out of 31 games in the Bundesliga this season

Line-ups

VfL Wolfsburg

  • 28Casteels
  • 14BlaszczykowskiSubstituted forVieirinhaat 45'minutes
  • 31Knoche
  • 34RodríguezSubstituted forSeguinat 67'minutes
  • 13Gerhardt
  • 22Luiz GustavoBooked at 78mins
  • 11DidaviSubstituted forNtep de Madibaat 80'minutes
  • 6Bazoer
  • 27Arnold
  • 21Horn
  • 33Gomez

Substitutes

  • 1Benaglio
  • 2Wollscheid
  • 8Vieirinha
  • 9Ntep de Madiba
  • 15Träsch
  • 24Jung
  • 30Seguin

Bayern Mun

  • 26Ulreich
  • 21LahmSubstituted forRafinhaat 71'minutes
  • 8Javi Martínez
  • 5HummelsSubstituted forBernatat 68'minutes
  • 27Alaba
  • 32Kimmich
  • 6Thiago AlcántaraSubstituted forRenato Sanchesat 75'minutes
  • 10Robben
  • 25Müller
  • 29Coman
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 7Ribéry
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 13Rafinha
  • 18Bernat
  • 22Starke
  • 23Vidal
  • 35Renato Sanches
Referee:
Felix Zwayer
Attendance:
30,000

Match Stats

Home TeamVfL WolfsburgAway TeamBayern Mun
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home7
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, VfL Wolfsburg 0, FC Bayern München 6.

Full Time

Second Half ends, VfL Wolfsburg 0, FC Bayern München 6.

Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robin Knoche (VfL Wolfsburg).

Attempt saved. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Rafinha with a cross.

Foul by Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München).

Vieirinha (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! VfL Wolfsburg 0, FC Bayern München 6. Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arjen Robben with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Vieirinha (VfL Wolfsburg) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maximilian Arnold.

Foul by Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München).

Riechedly Bazoer (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Joshua Kimmich tries a through ball, but Thomas Müller is caught offside.

Offside, VfL Wolfsburg. Koen Casteels tries a through ball, but Riechedly Bazoer is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! VfL Wolfsburg 0, FC Bayern München 5. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Paul-Georges Ntep replaces Daniel Didavi.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg).

Renato Sanches (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg).

Foul by Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München).

Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Daniel Didavi (VfL Wolfsburg) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Maximilian Arnold with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Renato Sanches replaces Thiago Alcántara.

Foul by Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München).

Vieirinha (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Thiago Alcántara tries a through ball, but Kingsley Coman is caught offside.

Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Didavi (VfL Wolfsburg).

Foul by Rafinha (FC Bayern München).

Jannes Horn (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, VfL Wolfsburg. Koen Casteels tries a through ball, but Daniel Didavi is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Rafinha replaces Philipp Lahm.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Yannick Gerhardt.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Juan Bernat replaces Mats Hummels.

Substitution

Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Paul Seguin replaces Ricardo Rodríguez.

Goal!

Goal! VfL Wolfsburg 0, FC Bayern München 4. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) with an attempt from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Riechedly Bazoer.

Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mario Gomez (VfL Wolfsburg).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 29th April 2017

  • VfL Wolfsburg0Bayern Mun6
    FT
  • Mainz 051B Gladbach2
    FT
  • Bor Dortmd01. FC Köln0
    FT
  • RB Leipzig0FC Ingolstadt0
    FT
  • Darmstadt 983SC Freiburg0
    FT
  • Werder Bremen2Hertha BSC0
    FT
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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Mun31227279176273
2RB Leipzig31196656312563
3Bor Dortmd31169665353057
4TSG Hoffenheim301413357322555
5Hertha BSC31144133837146
6Werder Bremen31136125251145
7SC Freiburg31135133855-1744
81. FC Köln31101294337642
9B Gladbach31126134145-442
10Schalke31118124336741
11Eintracht Frankfurt30118113234-241
12Bayer Levkn31106154450-636
13Mainz 053196164051-1133
14VfL Wolfsburg3196163049-1933
15Hamburger SV3096153055-2533
16FC Augsburg3088142949-2032
17FC Ingolstadt3185183354-2129
18Darmstadt 983173212658-3224
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