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Bayern Munich Win 24th Bundesliga Title with Wolfsburg Loss

Max Kruse scores the winning goal on the edge of added time to eliminate Wolfsburg from title contention.

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For the third consecutive year, Bayern Munich have won the Bundesliga title. Wolfsburg's 0-1 draw on Sunday grants the Rekordmeister to lift their 24th Bundesliga trophy, the first piece of their second treble attempt. Coupled with their 1931/32 German title, it is the 25th time Bayern have been champions of Germany.

Bayern won 1-0 against Hertha Berlin on Saturday to put themselves 15 points ahead of Wolfsburg going into their match against Mönchengladbach. Wolfsburg did not come up with a response, Max Kruse sealing the victory in the 90th minute to give the Fohlen all three points.

This championship campaign did not come as easy as the last two, the title race lasting until Match Day 30 after lasting until Match Day 27 and Match Day 28 in the past two years. However, there was once again no doubt who was going to win the title, Bayern sitting atop the Bundesliga table after just five rounds.

The run of three Bundesliga titles in 2012-15 is the fourth such stretch in club history. Their first stretch of three Bundesliga titles occurred in 1971-74 with arguably the best Bayern team to ever play. The two other stretches of domestic dominance came in 1984-87 and 1998-2001. Bayern have yet to win four consecutive league titles.

This 2014/15 title is also the first league title since 2002/03 following a FIFA World Cup, and the first ever after Germany (or West Germany) has lifted the World Cup trophy. The Rekordmeister had come up empty in the league the season after semifinal runs from Germany in 2006 and 2010.

Bayern has four matches remaining against Bayer Leverkusen, Augsburg, Freiburg, and Mainz 05 left on the docket. They can now use those matches as preparations for their two-legged Champions League tie against Barcelona.

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