Bayern Munich 5-1 Frankfurt: Niko Kovac’s men claim seventh successive Bundesliga title with emphatic victory on last day of the season
- Bayern Munich have been crowned as Bundesliga champions for seventh successive season on Saturday
- Niko Kovac’s men thrashed Frankfurt 5-1 at the Allianz Arena which sealed their 28th Bundesliga title
- Borussia Dortmund were seven points clear of Bayern at the top of the table in February but collapsed
- Kingsley Coman broke the deadlock for the hosts before Frankfurt equalised Sebastien Haller after the break
- David Alaba, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben then made sure of the result in a packed-out Allianz Arena
Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben scored in their last Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich to clinch a record-extending seventh straight league title after routing Eintracht Frankfurt 5-1 on Saturday.
Ribery was honored for 10 years of service before the game, and Robben for 12, and both wingers repaid the tributes after coming on as second-half substitutes.
Ribery eluded two Frankfurt defenders before chipping Kevin Trapp to sign off in style in the 72nd minute. Seven minutes later, David Alaba gave Robben a tap-in.
Bayern Munich have won their seventh successive Bundesliga title after thrashing Frankfurt on the last game of the season
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac was doused in beer as his side celebrated winning the league title on Saturday
Departing winger Arjen Robben capped off his final game for the club by scoring Bayern Munich’s fifth goal
Franck Ribery struggled to hide his excitement after scoring in the win as he prepares to move on in the summer
Kingsley Coman, David Alaba and Renato Sanches also scored to ensure Bayern finished two points ahead of Borussia Dortmund, who kept the pressure on Bayern right to the end by winning at Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0.
Sebastien Haller had scored an equaliser shortly after the interval to keep Dortmund’s hopes of an unlikely title triumph alive but they were quickly dashed by Alaba scoring minutes later.
Sanches took his goal well to extend the hosts’ lead before Ribery and Robben capped off an emphatic victory.
It was the first time Bayern clinched the league title in its own stadium since moving into its new home in 2005 and the first time it was decided on the final day since 2009 when Wolfsburg finished ahead of the Bavarian powerhouse.
Renato Sanches cleverly turned his man to create space to curl into the corner of the net to make it 3-1 to the home side
David Alaba jumped for joy with his team-mates after tapping in from close range to regain the lead for Bayern
Frankfurt had equalised shortly after the interval with Sebastian Haller bundling the ball into the net from close range
Kingsley Coman got Bayern Munich off to the perfect start by putting them in front after just four minutes
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