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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

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