Published: Sun, April 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Bayern rest stars for Bundesliga title decider

Bayern rest stars for Bundesliga title decider

With one eye on Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Sevilla, in which Bayern hold a slender 2-1 lead, Heynckes gambled by resting his stars.

In the end, 4-1 was how the score ended as Bayern clinched their sixth straight title in emphatic fashion.

With another Bundesliga crown now wrapped up, Bayern's attention will now switch to their European and DFB-Pokal campaigns, as Heynckes - who took charge in hard circumstances following Carlo Ancelotti's departure - aims to match the treble he claimed in 2012-13. "We work hard to be able to celebrate the title with the fans".

Minutes later, Bayern were in front as Juan Bernat did well to pick out James Rodriguez, who fired into the bottom corner from eight-yards out.

With AP Photos.Bayern Munich has underlined its German dominance with a record-extending sixth consecutive Bundesliga title.

Bayern were five points adrift when his predecessor Carlos Ancelotti was sacked. Bayern Munich won this 2017-18 title on the road yet again as they have seemingly been doing so every year.

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The former Germany No1 revealed: "Zinedine Zidane is undoubtedly worth considering, I think he's sensational".

He has left his future open, meaning Bayern could need a new head coach next season.

"The coach is ultimately responsible for the big picture, but first and foremost, the footballers are the protagonists", said Heynckes.

A fine save from Hitz denied Robben a second as Bayern looked to run riot, with Sebastian Rudy passing up a golden chance to net his first Bundesliga goal of the season.

"It's always nice to win the title, but to be honest: we knew it was coming, it was nearly impossible for things to go wrong", said the Dutchman.

They could have matched Bayern's fastest championship win - under Pep Guardiola in 2014 - but a slip-up against RB Leipzig meant they had to postpone the celebrations. "Nothing is given away in the Bundesliga".

"We have to enjoy the moment, but it's important to keep our focus on football".

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