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Football: Bayern secure German title in record time

Published on Mar 26, 2014 5:17 AM

BERLIN (AFP) - Record-breaking Bayern Munich were confirmed as German league champions on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, with a 3-1 win at Hertha Berlin as Pep Guardiola’s side secured the title with seven games to spare.

In his debut season, Guardiola has now won three titles in nine months after last August’s Uefa Super Cup triumph and December’s Club World Cup success.

Bayern’s 19th consecutive Bundesliga match win secured the 24th German league title of their history, and the victory at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium was never in doubt after they raced into a 2-0 lead with just 15 minutes gone.

Bayern have also taken one game off their own record, set last season, for the earliest confirmed league win.

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