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Football: Bayern made to wait for league title

Published on Mar 23, 2014 6:01 AM
Bayern Munich's players celebrating after their German first division Bundesliga match against FSV Mainz 05 in Mainz, on March 22, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN (AFP) - Bayern Munich are poised to have their Bundesliga title confirmed in the next three days after a 2-0 win at Mainz 05 on Saturday, March 22, 2014, kept them 23 points clear.

Bayern would have been German champions for the 24th time if rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 had both failed to win.

But Dortmund kept the Bavarians waiting with a 3-0 win at Hanover, while Schalke cruised to a 3-1 win at home to Eintracht Braunschweig.

Bayern left it late at Mainz with midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger striking with a header on 82 minutes.

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