SHARE
COPY LINK

BAYERN

Bayern’s Müller sure of Bundesliga title win

Star player Thomas Müller has admitted the Bundesliga title race is over and it is just a matter of time before Bayern Munich are again crowned champions.

Bayern's Müller sure of Bundesliga title win
Thomas Müller in action for Bayern. Photo: DPA

"From a realistic point of view, the Bundesliga title has already been decided," the 24-year-old told Munich newspaper TZ with Bayern holding a 19-point lead at the top of the table.

"I don't think anyone is reckoning that we will lose six of our last remaining 12 matches when we haven't lost any of our 22 games up until now."

Müller is only stating what has been obvious for months, but it is the first time someone from the Bayern camp has admitted the title race is effectively decided.

Bayern have dropped just four points all season and are on course to repeat last season's treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup.

They host fourth-placed Schalke 04 at Munich's Allianz Arena on Saturday evening and, if Pep Guardiola's team maintain their huge lead, they will be crowned champions by March 29th at the latest.

Bayern are set to again break the league record for the earliest confirmed league title win having been crowned champions last season with six matches to spare.

Member comments

Log in here to leave a comment.
Become a Member to leave a comment.

FOOTBALL

Frankfurt shock Bayern in German Cup final and ruin Heynckes farewell

Ante Rebic ruined Jupp Heynckes' farewell as Bayern Munich coach on Saturday with the Croatia striker scoring twice as Eintracht Frankfurt claimed an upset 3-1 win in the German Cup final.

Frankfurt shock Bayern in German Cup final and ruin Heynckes farewell
Frankfurt's players celebrate after the German Cup DFB Pokal final football match in Berlin on Saturday. Photo: Tobias Schwarz/AFP
The victory gave Eintracht boss Niko Kovac his first trophy as a coach in his final match before leaving to take over from Heynckes at Bayern. 
 
After Rebic's opening goal, Robert Lewandowski equalised for Munich early in the second half. However, Rebic added his late second before substitute Mijat Gacinovic tapped into an empty net just before the whistle to delight Frankfurt fans and break Bayern's hearts.
 
“Everyone said that we'd be beaten out of the stadium,” said Frankfurt's Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng. “But we showed heart and it was Bayern who were beaten.”
 
This was supposed to be Heynckes' farewell party with Bayern sending their 73-year-old head coach into retirement with the German cup and league double having wrapped up a sixth straight Bundesliga title.
 
“It was an avoidable defeat and sometimes defeat belongs to sport,” said Heynckes graciously. “We made a serious mistake before they went 1-0 up. If you don't exploit your chances, then you can't win a cup match like that.”
 
It is exactly 30 years since Eintracht last won the German Cup as they lifted the trophy for the fifth time.
 
“I am happy that we have won the cup after 30 years,” said Rebic. “The team deserves it, Bayern are always the favourites, but at the end it was us who won the cup.”