Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Multilateralist Macron is the anti-Trump at UN General Assembly

Read more

FOCUS

Rio mired in economic crisis a year after hosting Olympics

Read more

ENCORE!

Elizabeth Strout: 'There’s something emotionally truthful about my characters'

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Polish foreign minister: Macron's comments on Poland 'were not necessary'

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

The controversial colonial statue in Senegal; and the centuries-old town in Turkey being destroyed by the govt

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

End of an era: Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'We aren't ready' for a second vote in Kenya and flip-flopping on climate change

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Another Hurricane? It's Maria's turn. And, when's your printer going to stop working?

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

DR Congo: New report says army worked with militias to massacre hundreds in Beni

Read more

Sports

Bayern clinches German title with unprecedented ease

© AFP

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-03-25

Bayern Munich clinched the German league title with a record seven games to go when it won 3-1 at Hertha Berlin on Tuesday night.

With seven rounds  to go, Bayern leads Borussia Dortmund, which drew 0-0 with third-placed Schalke, by 25 points. Bayern became the earliest ever Bundesliga champion, breaking the record it set last season when it sealed the title with six games to play.

Toni Kroos and Mario Goetze scored in the first 14 minutes as Bayern took control at the Olympic Stadium.

Adrian Ramos replied for the home team with a penalty in the second half.  Franck Ribéry quickly  restored the two goal cushion. After that, Bayern cruised to victory.

It was Bayern's 24th German title and its 23rd of the Bundesliga era.

In its first season under Pep Guardiola, Bayern has dropped only four points, winning 25 league games and drawing just two. The victory on Tuesday stretched two record Bundesliga streaks. It was Bayern’s 19th consecutive victory and its 51st first league game without defeat.

Last season, Bayern accomplished an unprecedented treble by sweeping the Champions League, the Bundesliga and the German Cup. With the Bundesliga already won, it can focus on retaining its two cups. It faces second-division Kaiserslautern in the semi-finals of the German Cup and Manchester United in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

(FRANCE 24 with AP)

 

Date created : 2014-03-25

  • FOOTBALL

    Hoeness quits Bayern Munich, will not appeal prison term

    Read more

  • CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Bayern beat Arsenal 2-0 in Champions League last 16

    Read more

  • FOOTBALL

    Bayern beat Raja Casablanca 2-0 to take Club World Cup

    Read more

COMMENT(S)