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FC Bayern Munich wrap up historic fourth consecutive Bundesliga title

FC Bayern München

German giants FC Bayern Munich have wrapped up a historic unprecedented fourth consecutive Bundesliga title after their 2-1 away win against FC Ingolstadt 04 at the Audi Sportpark Stadium on Saturday (May 7).

Pep Guardiola’s team needed just a win to secure the Bundesliga title with one match remaining after the Ingolstadt encounter. But the Bavarians were aware of the tough challenge ahead after bowing out in the UEFA Champions League mid-week.

Robert Lewandowski gave Bayern the lead in the 15th minute when the visitors were awarded a penalty after a foul on Franck Ribéry. The Poland international converted the spot kick with a fine shot past Ingolstadt goalkeeper Ramazan Özcan.

Bayern increased their lead in the 32nd minute as Lewandowski once again found the back of the net. But Ingolstadt reduced the margin minutes before half-time, with Moritz Hartmann (42′) putting the ball behind Manuel Neuer from the spot.

The second half didn’t produce any further goals as Bayern registered a 2-1 win in the end to claim a historic Bundesliga title.

Bayern Munich have 85 points to their name with one match left in the 2015/16 Bundesliga season. Pep Guardiola’s team could finish the season with a double of winning the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal (German Cup), if they win the cup final against Borussia Dortmund on May 21.