Bayern Munich wins fifth-straight Bundesliga title after rout vs. Wolfsburg
Apr 30 2017
Ancelotti is now the first manager to win titles in four of "the big five" leagues after adding Bayern's championship to honours won with AC Milan, Chelsea and Paris St-Germain. Nagelsmann is about to lead TSG Hoffenheim to the Champions League and many in Munich are keeping a close eye on his performance as he could soon be needed in Bavaria.
Real knocked out Bayern in Europe this season, but that will not stop Ancelotti celebrating his new club's domestic success.
After an interesting season, Bayern Munich finally secured the Bundesliga title with a 6-0 rout of Wolfsburg.
"I'm really happy. I'm lucky to be at this fantastic club with brilliant players and fans", the Italian said.
"We deserved the title, we played lovely football. We can learn from this and be better next season". Not this time. Bayern exited the German Cup in the semi-finals on Wednesday, suffering a 3-2 home defeat by Dortmund.
Carlo Ancelotti has delivered a 27th league title in his first season as Bayern's head coach.
Ingolstadt's 1-0 win last December ended an eight-game winning streak for Leipzig, and their scoreless draw on Saturday became the result that handed Bayern the league title. The former German worldwide expressed his opinion that Bayern, despite the disappointment in the past two weeks, is still a top global side and that he has no worries about its future.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice while David Alaba, Arjen Robben, Thomas Mueller and Joshua Kimmich got on the score sheet for the whitewashing of Wolfsburg.
The title was captain Philipp Lahm's eighth and last, as the 33-year-old World Cup victor is retiring at the end of the campaign.
He brushed off criticism over what some said was a too-light training regime while also comfortably handling his big-name players and ambitious club bosses, who never stopped backing him. It proved to be just one of two defeats on the way to the title.
The hosts started the game very well by getting into the faces of the visitors and they nearly took the lead early on when a brilliant ball through found Mario Gomez but the striker was denied by Sven Ulreich, who rushed out of his goal to prevent the striker from scoring.
"We had planned something different but after the first goal we were completely broken. In the end, it felt like men's football against youth football".