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Five Match Observations: Bayern Munich complete record four-peat!

Bayern beat Ingolstadt 2-1 away from home to clinch their fourth consecutive Bundesliga title!

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1. Bayern created plenty of chances

Though Bayern only scored two goals, they could have had plenty more as they created multiple clear cut scoring opportunities throughout the game. Robert Lewandowski missed a few clears ones, as did Thomas Muller and Douglas Costa. While they're minds may still be on Tuesdays loss against Atletico, these are chances that need to be put into the back of the net to kill the game off. Ingolstadt didn't punish them for the lack of composure in front of the net, but Dortmund most likely will when they face off in in two weeks in Berlin.

2. Bayern looked extremely relaxed

Yes, they created a ton of chances, but they looked extremely relaxed considering the circumstances. A point gets them the title, and they looked rather uninterested at times while defending. Maybe they didn't need to spend more energy to beat Ingolstadt, and maybe they're just tired from a long season, but still, you would've liked to see a little more effort and concentration to put this one to bed early.

3. Alonso off early

Xabi Alonso was taken off at half time due to a challenge late in the first half that saw him holding his back and limping off the field. It was later revealed that he was taken to the hospital with a possible broken rib. Depending on the severity of the injury, he could potentially miss the DFB Pokal final, which would be a huge loss for Bayern as Alonso has been in top form lately. We'll have more on this as it develops.

4. Medhi Benatia...

Benatia came on for Alonso at the start of the second half, and it took him all of twenty seconds to pick up a yellow card. Never change, Medhi. Never change.

In all seriousness though, he played a pretty good half today and showed glimpses of why Bayern purchased him last year. It's a shame he hasn't been able to stay healthy, as he really is an excellent defender when in form. Whether or not he'll be here next year is still to be determined, but today was a good sign, especially if he's needed in the Pokal final on the 21st.

5. Please enjoy this

Please don't let the pain of Tuesdays loss rob you of the joy of todays Championship clinching win. Winning the Bundesliga in any year is a challenge, and doing it in pretty convincing fashion in a year where Dortmund have been quite excellent is no small feat. We've made history today, let us not forget that. Don't argue about Pep today, don't discuss Mullers penalty miss. Just enjoy our fourth consecutive Bundesliga title for what it is. A great achievement by a great Bayern team.


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