German giants FC Bayern Munich have won the 2013/14 Bundesliga title with a 3-1 win against Hertha BSC Berlin on Tuesday.
Bayern coach Pep Guardiola and his team secured their 24th German championship and 23rd Bundesliga title with their away win at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The defending champions dominated the match from the very first second on and they took the lead in the 6th minute when Toni Kroos found the back of the net from a close range.
Mario Götze doubled the lead just eight minutes later as he headed home a cross from Bastian Schweinsteiger. Bayern had 81% possession in the first half and kept on playing with full focus to seal the Bundesliga title in an impressive style.
Hertha BSC Berlin reduced the margin in the 66th minute when Rafinha brought down Adrian Ramos in the box and the referee awarded the home side a penalty kick. Ramos himself converted the penalty against Manuel Neuer.
But the goal was not enough to challenge Bayern as Franck Ribéry restored the margin with a fine chip over Hertha keeper Thomas Kraft in the 79th minute.
Bayern have become the earliest Bundesliga champions in the history of German football. No other team has won the German championship at an earlier time of the season and calendar year. Guardiola’s team are top of the table with a total of 77 points and seven games in spare.
The Bayern players, coaching staff and officials will stay in Berlin tonight and attend an official reception at the head office of their main sponsor Deutsche Telekom AG in the capital city of Germany. The players are expected to have long night with celebrations expected to continue in one of the top clubs in Berlin.
Bayern will face TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in their next game at home on Saturday. The Bundesliga winner’s silverware will be handed to Bayern after their match against VfB Stuttgart at the Allianz Arena on May 10.