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Bayern Munich: Season Highlights

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Let's take a look back at Bayern Munich's up and down season and relive some of the glory...

Bayern 5-1 Benfica

Niko Kovac pointed out that this game against Benfica was the turning point for Bayern Munich's season, and you'd have to admit, he was correct in saying so. Following this match, Bayern went on a run that consisted of 15 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in their 19 games following their thrashing of Benfica in Munich.

Bayern 5-1 Monchengladbach

Knowing that anything other than a win wouldn't suffice for Bayern, the match against Monchengladbach was crucial for Niko Kovac's job and for Bayern's title push in the Bundesliga. If there was any nerves present in the Bayern players, it certainly did not show, as the Bavarians cruised to a resounding 5-1 win over the Foals. This match sparked a run in which Bayern scored 28 goals in just five Bundesliga games, a surge which saw Bayern overtake Dortmund in the Bundesliga table.

Bayern 6-0 Wolfsburg

This match was pivotal for many reasons, one being the fact that Bayern finally were able to sit at the summit of the Bundesliga on goal difference alone. This resounding win was also important because of the fact that Bayern were due to face Liverpool in the Champions League just four days later. Unfortunately, that game did not end in Bayern's favor.

Bayern 6-0 Mainz

After a disappointing exit from the Champions League, Bayern needed to conjure up a response domestically. Because if they didn't, a huge slump in form would have been imminent. Luckily, Bayern's performance against Mainz oozed class and confidence. James Rodriguez' performance epitomized this, as the Colombian scored his first hat trick for Bayern and his first hat trick since 2011.

Bayern 0-0 Liverpool

This match against Liverpool was a highlight for one main reason, and that was the fact that Bayern were simply brilliant defensively. Known for their offensive prowess and typically-frail defense, all the talk of Liverpool walking all over the Bavarians' defense in Anfield was emphatically dismissed as Bayern thwarted Europe's best attacking side. A gritty, hard-fought draw would ultimately not be enough though, as Bayern succumbed to an embarrassing 3-1 loss at home.

Bayern 5-0 Dortmund

Undisputedly one of Bayern's greatest, if not the greatest performance of the season, it was clear before kickoff that a draw or a loss would mean Bayern were surely out of the race for the Bundesliga title. It was a Der Klassiker for the ages for Bayern as they destroyed their black and yellow rivals, and led 4-0 at the interval. A dominant, composed and mature performance was then capped off by another customary Lewandowski goal to remind the world that Bayern are Bayern, and they can never be written off. From this point on, Bayern were clear Bundesliga favorites and the momentum was with them for the remainder of the season.

Bayern 5-1 Frankfurt

For the first time in 11 years, the Bundesliga would be decided on the final day. Bayern just needed to draw or win, while Dortmund were forced to win and pray that Bayern would slip up. And, by the looks of it, Dortmund had a bit of hope seeing as Bayern were facing Frankfurt who were having a terrific season. However, you wouldn't know that by the looks of things because Bayern annihilated them. This result clinched Bayern's seventh Bundesliga title in as many years, and if you thought that was all, both Robben and Ribery scored in their final game at the Allianz Arena and their final Bundesliga match to make it just that much more special. It truly was a fairytale ending.

Bayern 3-0 Leipzig

Lastly, the only thing standing in the way of Bayern Munich's domestic double was a feisty Leipzig side. It was a hard fought match, but two brilliant goals from Robert Lewandowski and another classy finish from Coman sealed domestic bliss for Kovac and the team.

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