Bayern all but sews up title

German Football
By German Football May 2, 2010 08:17

Bayern all but sews up title

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Bayern Munich closed on their 22nd Bundesliga title thanks to a 3-1 win over Bochum at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. Barring a miracle on the final weekend of games, this guarantees them their 22nd Bundesliga title.

Second-placed Schalke 04 lost 2-0 at home to Werder Bremen and now trail Bayern by three points with Bayern having a goal difference superior by 17 to that of Schalke.

Germany’s rising star Thomas Mueller scored a hat-trick as the 20-year-old Mueller did his World Cup chances much good with two goals in as many first-half minutes before completing his hat-trick on 69 minutes.

After Ivica Olic scored a hat-trick in Bayern’s 3-0 win at Lyon last Tuesday to put them in the Champions League final, Mueller stole the limelight with three goals of his own at home.

A Philipp Lahm cross found Mueller unmarked in front of goal and the ball went in off his chest on 18 minutes.

Just two minutes later, Lahm linked up with Franck Ribery and the Frenchman’s volley was headed home by Mueller.

Mueller then grabbed his third when captain Mark van Bommel played him into area and he drilled his shot in the top left-hand corner on 69 minutes. Christian Fuchs scored a consolation for Bochum in the 85th minute but the win was never in any doubt.

Meanwhile, Schalke’s title challenge ended with a 2-0 defeat at home to Werder Bremen.

Mesut Ozil put Bremen ahead against the run of play early in the second half, before Hugo Almeida added the second to strengthen Bremen’s chances of a third place with one game of the season remaining. Despite the loss, Schalke secured a place in the Champions League for next season.

Hit up the source link for more results from this weekend.

German Football
By German Football May 2, 2010 08:17
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