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Sports - May 18, 2019

‘Robbery’ Duo Put On Late Show As Bayern Pip Dortmund To Bundesliga Title

Emeka Nnaike

Bayern Munich have been crowned Bundesliga champions for the seventh time in a row after beating Eintracht Frankfurt 5-1 in the last game of the season, with Robben and Ribery putting on late shows in a perfect send-off.

Niko Kovac’s team held a two-point lead at the top of the German top flight heading into matchday 34 and a superior goal difference to Borussia Dortmund, meaning a draw would have been enough to seal the crown even if their nearest challengers won at Borussia Monchengladbach.

But there was very little doubt at the Allianz Arena, as the reigning champions wasted little time in gaining back the initiative, with Kingsley Coman scoring just four minutes into the contest.

There was a momentary worry as late in the first half a Serge Gnabry goal was ruled out after VAR review, while Frankfurt found an equaliser early in the second half through Sebastien Haller.

With Dortmund leading through Jadon Sancho, another Frankfurt goal without Bayern reply would have put the champions under threat.

But just three minutes after Haller’s equaliser, David Alaba found the back of the net to restore the advantage, and Bayern never looked back from there.

But after 58 minutes the title was all but decided when Bayern struck again, Renato Sanches making space and firing through Trapp from a tight angle to spark huge celebrations.

Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben, both on their way in the summer, ended their long and distinguished Bayern careers with a show when they both came on for Coman and Gnabry respectively.

The Frenchman was first on the scoresheet, jinking away from a couple of defenders and dinking the ball past a demoralised Trapp.

Not to be upstaged, Robben had the final word, tapping in after a low ball into the area had eluded the now ragged Frankfurt defence.

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