In the middle of the pitch, Bayern players danced and sang: “Campones, Campeones, ole ole ole!” Campione is Spanish and means something like master. Because it was the same time again on Saturday: FC Bayern Munich became the German champions in the Bundesliga. The club has collected more titles and broken records than any other club in Germany. Here are some numbers:
40: Robert Lewandowski scored three goals over the weekend. This was his hit number 37, 38 and 39. Now the Bayern striker is missing only one goal before setting an old record. Gerd Müller scored 40 goals in a season in 1972. Since then no one has done this again. Robert Lewandowski now has two more opportunities to meet. Bayern are still playing against Freiburg and Augsburg.
9: After the game, Bayern players wore red T-shirts. There was a big nine at the front. This number is for the nine championships that FC Bayern have now won in a row. “It is a special achievement to be the German champion for nine consecutive years,” said goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. The last time Bayern were not champions was in the 2011/12 season. Borussia Dortmund won the title at that time.
6: Bayern could have made it easier. Even before their game against Borussia Monchengladbach it was clear that they could no longer be dropped from the top of the table. But the master players did not give any chance to their opponent and scored six more goals.
5: From now on, a little bit will change on the Bayern shirt. In future, instead of four, five stars will appear above the club’s logo. The stars are awarded by the German Football League. Bayern’s five stars have stood for 30 Bundesliga championships since the inception of the Bundesliga.
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