Lewandowski scores to help Bayern Munich clinch eighth straight Bundesliga title

Robert Lewandowski (L) of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates his first goal with teammates Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka (R) during the Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and FC Bayern Muenchen at Wohninvest Weserstadion on June 16, 2020 in Bremen, Germany.

Bayern Munich wrapped up their eighth straight Bundesliga title on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen.

The win puts them mathematically beyond the reach of nearest challengers Borussia Dortmund, ten points ahead with just nine points left for Lucien Favre's side to play for.

It was, fittingly, Robert Lewandowski who got the party started at the end of the first half – controlling a sumptuous lofted ball by Jerome Boateng on his chest before firing first time past a stranded Jiri Pavlenka.

The goal was Lewandowski's 31st of the league season (he's played just four Bundesliga games this season in which he's failed to score or assist) and his 45th in all competitions – a staggering total to equal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 21st century record with two games to spare, and giving him a puncher's chance of ending the season behind only the single-season totals of Gerd Muller.

Meanwhile, Monchengladbach snapped out of its funk with a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg. Jonas Hoffman scored twice in the first half to set them on their way. Lars Stindl sealed the win in the second half as Wolfsburg still look set to qualify for the Europa League despite a few up and down results.

Paderborn’s return to the Bundesliga has ended in relegation, as the lost to fellow new boys Union Berlin in the German capital. The only goal of the game was an own goal from Ben Zolinski but Paderborn’s fate was sealed a long time ago as their defensive unit has leaked plenty of goals all season long.

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