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Bayern Munich win fourth straight Bundesliga title after beating Ingolstadt

It wasn't the easiest match against Ingolstadt, but Bayern are now Bundesliga champions.

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Bayern Munich won their record fourth straight Bundesliga championship and 26th German title overall after a 2-1 victory over FC Ingolstadt. Robert Lewandowski nabbed his 28th and 29th goals of the league campaign to send Bayern to another title.

Bayern turned their early advantage into a lead in the 15th minute. Douglas Costa avoided several tackles at the center line before sending a ball behind the defense into open space. Franck Ribery was first to the ball, before being clipped in the penalty area by Marvin Matip. Lewandowski converted the penalty for his 28th goal of the Bundesliga season.

In what would become a them on the day, Ingolstadt came right back at Bayern with the intention of scoring. Moritz Hartmann got behind Javi Martinez and Philipp Lahm and found himself one-on-one with Manuel Neuer. However, the goalkeeper made himself big and Hartman put his shot into the side netting.

Bayern's second goal came after a wonderful, angled pass from Xabi Alonso to split the Ingolstadt defense. Lewandowski ran onto the ball, and his first time shot trickled into the goal at the far post.

However, unlike many teams that have faced Bayern this season, Ingolstadt came right back at Bayern. After forcing a few saves from Neuer, they were finally rewarded for their efforts when Alonso was judged to have tripped Hartmann in the penalty area. He would take the resulting penalty and score, sending Neuer the wrong direction.

The second half was much more of the same with Bayern and Ingolstadt exchanging opportunities to counterattack each other, but neither side really coming that close to another goal.

The victory clinches the record fourth straight Bundesliga title for Bayern. The celebrations will really take place next weekend at the Allianz Arena.

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