Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski (centre) celebrates scoring the opening goal in Bremen. AFP
Bayern Munich secured an eighth straight Bundesliga title on Tuesday as Robert Lewandowski's first-half strike proved enough for a nervy 1-0 win at Werder Bremen.
Hansi Flick's Bavarian giants went into the game seven points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund, who have three matches remaining, and extended that gap to an unassailable 10-point advantage.
It is Bayern's 30th German top-flight title in total and they remain on course to win the treble.
They face Bayer Leverkusen on July 4 in the German Cup final and also hold a 3-0 first-leg lead over Chelsea in the Champions League last 16.
The win at the Weserstadion was Bayern's eighth consecutive victory in all competitions since the German season restarted last month following the coronavirus lockdown.
Lewandowski scored his 31st league goal of the campaign shortly before half-time, but Bayern had to withstand a period of sustained late pressure after left-back Alphonso Davies was sent off with 11 minutes left.
Relegation-threatened Bremen threw on 41-year-old striker Claudio Pizarro, but the former Bayern man was denied a dramatic 90th-minute tap-in by a stretching Manuel Neuer.
Bremen, who have spent more seasons in the Bundesliga than any other club, remain in the relegation zone.
Lewandowski's inevitable goal, his 55th of the season, came two minutes from time. Bayern as a team have 42 goals in 10 Champions League outings, with this more modest victory following their 8-2 trouncing of Barcelona in the quarter-finals.
He is set to walk away after 40 years in charge of Bayern and reportedly has former Adidas boss Herbert Hainer, his deputy on the club's board, in mind as successor.
Manuel Neuer made a strings of saves to deny an overwhelming Werder Bremen a victory against a lackluster Bayern Munich in their German League match on Saturday.
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Title sponsor Dubai Duty Free supported five of the eight races on the programme, with prize money totalling £ 276,500, including the day’s feature, the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes, named in honour of the locally trained 1971 Epsom Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe hero.
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