Monday, Apr 27, 2015Monday, Apr 27, 2015

Football: Bayern on verge of title after reaching 50 mark

Published on Mar 16, 2014 6:49 AM
Bayern Munich players celebrate after midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger scored the 2-0 goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Munich, southern Germany, on March 15, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Bayern Munich could be crowned Bundesliga champions next weekend after their 2-1 win at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday left them 23 points clear in the table.

The European champions will be confirmed as German champions for the 24th time if they win at Mainz next Saturday and rivals Dortmund and Schalke both draw.

Goals by Mario Mandzukic and Bastian Schweinsteiger saw Bayern enjoy their 17th-straight league win and extend their record unbeaten Bundesliga run to 50 matches.

Former Germany striker Stefan Kiessling gave Leverkusen a consolation goal when he headed home just before the final whistle.

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!