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Reactions to Bayern Munich’s title clinching win: Jupp Heynckes sends regards to Carlo Ancelotti

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While Jupp Heynckes and Bayern Munich celebrated in style, Sevilla FC stumbled in their domestic league.

AUGSBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Jupp Heynckes, head coach of Bayern Muechen (r) celebrates in front of their supporters with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen winning the 6th championship back to back, after the Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and FC Bayern Muenchen at WWK-Arena on April 7, 2018 in Augsburg, Germany.
Jupp Heynckes celebrates Franck Ribery with the fans, April 7, 2018 in Augsburg, Germany.
Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Reactions to the match

(From FCBayern.com)

Jupp Heynckes did not fail to show us why he is the coolest and the most selfless manager out there by thanking every single member of the club and sending regards to Carlo Ancelotti for managing the team during the beginning of the season – the Italian is one of the biggest reasons, although the team failed to deliver a better performance under him, why the team has clinched the title this season:

The coach is responsible for the big picture, but first and foremost the players are the protagonists. I have a very well-functioning coaching team, everyone’s doing an outstanding job. Everyone played their part in the success. We raised a glass to good music in the dressing room. Everyone can be pleased, it’s magnificent. It was the highlight of my career when I was a player. I’d like to send my regards to Italy, to Carlo Ancelotti. He guided the team at the beginning of the season, warm congratulations on winning the championship title. He’s not only a great coach but also a great person.

The club’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge observed that Augsburg played pretty aggressively during the start. Although, Bayern were able to get past the hard tackles and show ‘em how it’s done:

It wasn’t easy in the first few minutes, Augsburg were pretty aggressive and put in some hard tackles. The Bayern players got it right though, and, quickly showed them how it’s done. It was ‘á la bonne heure’, I take my hat off to them.

Thomas Müller, coming off the bench just a few minutes before the final whistle, said that Bayern’s will to ‘win it all’ was what helped the team clinch the title this season:

It was great to see how everyone ran themselves ragged again today. This will to win has carried us through the whole season, and we hope it’ll carry us a little bit further.

The always-witty Bavarian had this to say when asked about the post match celebrations:

You open a few bottles, listen to music, dance a bit. Of course, not everyone can do that so well. As if you’ve just earned promotion in the local league (Kreisliga). But a bit more subdued.

Franck Ribéry, who came in for Juan Bernat in the 82nd minute and played the last few minutes of the title-clinching match, said that he is proud of the team’s much deserved success.

It’s always a special moment when you know you’re champions, and it’s important to us! We’ve worked hard for it from the beginning of the season. We have a superb team. It’s very nice.

Arjen Robben also seemed proud of the team’s victory but said that the team should focus on what’s yet to come, as there are two more titles the team has its eyes on:

It’a always nice. We turned in a focused performance today, especially after going one down. People from outside always say we have to win the title, but it’s up to us to achieve it. There are no presents in the Bundesliga. A huge compliment to the team. We have to enjoy it but stay focused on football.

The match in review

After what seemed like an excruciating wait, FC Bayern Munich clinched their 28th and 6th consecutive Bundesliga title at the Augsburg Arena after beating the hosts 4-1. Corentin Tolisso scored an early equalizer for Bayern a few minutes after Niklas Süle’s unfortunate own goal put Augsburg in front. Die Roten took the lead before halftime when James Rodríguez netted the ball off a quick pass from Juan Bernat. The last two goals by Arjen Robben and Sandro Wagner were early omens for the resounding “Campeones” chants in the dressing room.

The result takes the reigning champions of Deutschland onto 72 points from 29 matches with a goal difference of 55. Beers showers and champagne popping can wait since the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal is around the corner and the team has to be fully concentrated — Bayern will play Sevilla on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena.

Notable Numbers

As Bayern clinched their sixth consecutive title, Franck Ribery became the first foreign player to win eight league titles in the history of Bundesliga.

Not a bad 35th-birthday present for King Franck!

Tough luck for Sevilla in La Liga ahead of UCL clash

The Andalusians gave Bayern a hard time last Tuesday in Seville but failed to put forth a similar performance as they lost 4-0 to Celta Vigo. Just like the first leg of the Round of Eight, Sevilla dominated the match but could not turn their hard work into a win as Vigo’s Iago Aspas grabbed a hat-trick after an own goal by Guilherme Arana.

Bayern’s clinching of the Bundesliga title and Sevilla’s devastating loss to Celta Vigo make things look bright for the German champions as both the teams face off at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.