Bayern Munich celebrated in a near-empty stadium after securing an outstanding eighth successive title by beating Werder Bremen 1-0 away with a Robert Lewandowski strike on Tuesday to open up an unassailable lead at the top of the Bundesliga table.
Lewandowski has scored 31 league goals this season, a tally that equals the single-season scoring record by a foreign player in the league. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, now at Arsenal, scored 31 Bundesliga goals for Borussia Dortmund in 2016-17.
Bayern’s 11th straight Bundesliga win put them 10 points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund, who have three games left to play, and secured an eighth consecutive league crown.
In a rollercoaster season that saw coach Niko Kovac fired in November with Bayern off the top spots and Hansi Flick taking over, Bayern turned it around after the winter break, are unbeaten since and won their last 11 straight league matches.
They remained unruffled by the two-month break due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and beat Dortmund last month to overcome the last major obstacle en route to a 29th Bundesliga crown since the introduction of the top division in 1963.
On Tuesday, there were no supporters present inside Werder Bremen’s 42,000-capacity Weserstadion as they wrapped up the title in pouring rain.