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Bayern wrap up title in record time

ESPN staff
March 25, 2014
Bayern seal the title

While England's defending champions Manchester United were being routed 3-0 at home to rivals City, Bayern Munich were successfully retaining their title.

Bayern, who head to Old Trafford for their Champions League quarter-final first-leg next Tuesday, wrapped up their 24th Bundesliga title in record time with a 3-1 win at Hertha Berlin.

Toni Kroos and Mario Gotze scored inside the first 15 minutes to put Pep Guardiola's men on their way.

Although Adrian Ramos pulled a goal back for Hertha Berlin from the penalty spot midway through the second half, substitute Franck Ribery's 79th-minute strike wrapped up the win in style.

Bayern's epic season

The result ensured Bayern secured the title with seven games to spare in Guardiola's first season as coach, beating the mark set in last year's record-breaking campaign by one game.

It was also Bayern's 19th consecutive win, their 10th consecutive victory away from home, and stretched their unbeaten run to 52 games. All are Bundesliga records.

Bayern would have been celebrating even had they lost, as Borussia Dortund, who sit in second place 25 points behind Bayern, settled for a goalless draw at home against third-place Schalke.

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