Bayern Munich in Cloud Nine After 27th Bundesliga Crown
Carlo Ancelotti has hailed Bayern Munich’s “fantastic” fifth successive Bundesliga title after their 6-0 rout of 10-man Wolfsburg clinched the trophy with three games left.
Top scorer Robert Lewandowski netted twice while David Alaba, Thomas Mueller, Joshua Kimmich and Arjen Robben also got on the scoresheet as Bayern blitzed the Wolves at the Volkswagen Arena.
It was a 19th trophy for 57-year-old Ancelotti, and a 27th league crown for Die Roten – 18 more than any other German club.
The Italian, who has now lifted league titles in four different countries after winning Serie A with AC Milan, the Premier League with Chelsea, and Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, was overjoyed at his latest success, ESPN writes.
“This Bundesliga season was a fantastic experience,” he said.
“I am very happy, this win was important and it’s a fantastic experience. The team has done a very good job and I would like to thank this fantastic club.
“I am lucky to be here with these great players and the fans who have supported us so fantastically all season.
“We deserved the title, we played nice football.
“Now is the time to celebrate and after that, we will prepare for the new season as best as possible.”
The cool Italian will look to go a step further next season after disappointments in the Champions League where they were knocked out by Real Madrid and a German Cup semifinal loss at home to Borussia Dortmund.
Meanwhile, Bayern and Germany captain Philipp Lahm will retire at the end of the season and believes his eighth Bundesliga trophy was well deserved.
“We really deserved that as a team,” said Lahm.
“It wasn’t a foregone conclusion we would win the title with three games left to play.”
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