Bayern Munich seal sixth consecutive Bundesliga title with win over Augsburg

Bayern Munich seal sixth consecutive Bundesliga title with win over Augsburg

Bayern Munich seal sixth consecutive Bundesliga title with win over Augsburg

Jupp Heynckes said Bayern Munich will keep the champagne on ice - despite winning the German league title - as they turn their focus on the Champions League.

James was in inspired form on Saturday, returning a goal and an assist to help Bayern to a 4-1 success at neighbours Augsburg, a win that served to confirm a sixth straight Bundesliga title with five games to spare. A relentless, nearly inevitable march to the title ended on Saturday when Bayern underlined its dominance of the Bundesliga with a record-extending sixth successive championship.

The French winger, who went on as a substitute, joined former Bayern players Oliver Kahn, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mehmet Scholl, and Philipp Lahm on a record eight Bundesliga titles.

Augsburg took a shock lead on 18 minutes when Bayern defender Niklas Suele scored an own goal after Sergio Cordova's shot was saved, but the deflection smashed into Suele's face.

"We know what we have in them and together we have celebrated huge success".

Ancelotti's dismissal came just before an global break, meaning Bayern gave themselves time to make a decision after installing Willy Sagnol as temporary coach for a 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin.

Despite battling well on the European front, Zidane's future at the Bernabeu is far from certain as a result of a poor campaign on the domestic front.

Bayern were five points behind Borussia Dortmund in the league when he took over; the club are now 24 points ahead of their Der Klassiker rivals. "I think everyone delivered great work", Heynckes said. "This title is also for him", Heynckes said. "He's not only a great coach but also a great person".

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben celebrates scoring their third goal against Augsburg.

Talking to media at the end of the game, Heynckes praised Ancelotti for what he did at Bayern before his arrival: "I want to greet Carlo Ancelotti in Italy".

Jupp Heynckes' men did restore parity on 32 minutes when Christian Tolisso headed home Joshua Kimmich's cross.

Jonas Hector gave Cologne an early lead but Pablo de Blasis levelled five minutes into the second half, leaving the Billy Goats six points adrift of safety in 17th place.

Wolfsburg, who are just above the bottom three, won 2-0 at Freiburg in a match featuring two sides just above the bottom three and fighting to stay up.

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