That’s eight consecutive years of Bundesliga success for Bayern Munchen after a 1-0 victory over Werder Bremen on Tuesday.
Despite a sluggish start of season by Bayern, expectations towards Hansi Flick taking charge for the club wasn’t much acknowledged back then, thus here we are seeing the results with new records and claiming the season title as his response trumping doubts towards his debut season.
With Robert Lewandowski scoring at the first half,
football players’ cheers echoed across the empty stadium knowing they’ve secured the title with two rounds left to go.
Without fans from the stands due to safety measures against the coronavirus, it was a subdued and strange display of emotions as the players put on commemorative T-shirts and waved to their absent supporters.
“Celebrating without the fans is a bit complicated,” Lewandowski told broadcaster Sky. “The atmosphere is missing and something else, not the motivation, but the passion from the fans.”
Robert Lewandowski’s goal earned a hard-fought, physical win over Werder Bremen in which became a battle as Alphonso Davies was sent off in the 79th minute after getting second yellow card, leaving them with 10 men on the pitch, and thanks to Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s critical one-handed save at the 90-minute mark, as Werder Bremen attempted finishing the game with a draw.
The win takes Bayern 10 points ahead of second-place Borussia Dortmund, in which can earn a maximum nine points from its three remaining games.
“Time to celebreight,” the club tweeted on its official Twitter account marking a record-extending streak of titles.
Bayern is planning a team party yet following safety precautions, players’ families aren’t allowed to join, said chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Bayern powered to its 30th German title with a perfect record of seven wins in the Bundesliga since the league resume from last month in empty stadiums.
Hansi Flick has coached Bayern to 26 wins from 29 games in all competitions since he took over in November after Niko Kovac had led the team to a 5-1 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt.
“When Hansi took over the helm, he quickly got the ship going again,” Rummenigge said.
Bayern is now on route potential to have a triple, in case they beat Bayer Leverkusen to claim the German Cup on July 4, and is in contention for the Champions League.
Europe’s Champions League was also postponed because of the coronavirus but is scheduled to finish in a tournament format in August.
“We’ve got enough time to get ready for it,” Lewandowski said towards the Champions League.
Germany’s early finish would eventually give Bayern a month without any competitive games after the German Cup final.
Bayern still needs to play the second leg of a last-16 fixture with Chelsea after winning the first game 3-0 in February.