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Records Fall as Bayern Sprints to German Title
Deutsche-Welle, April 8th, 2013 1:11PM

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As expected, Bayern Munich lifted its 22nd Bundesliga title over the weekend with a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt. With six games still to play, the Bavarian giant has won the league at a canter; it is currently 20 points ahead of second-place Borussia Dortmund, last year’s Bundesliga champion.

Perhaps the highest praise for Bayern’s players and staff came from President Uli Hoeness: "In all the many years I have been with Bayern Munich, I can't remember us ever winning the title so clearly and commandingly." Hoeness himself won the Bundesliga three times in the early 1970s.

Just how dominant was Bayern this season? According to Deutsche-Welle, the victory at Frankfurt was the club’s 13th win away from home, a record. Twelve of those were shutouts -- the previous record was nine. With 18 shutouts so far this season, Bayern only needs two more to beat yet another league record. It is also on track to beat the previous goal differential record of +64 (its current goal difference is +66) as well as the previous record of fewest goals conceded in a season (21), with just 13 goals conceded so far. As the report says, this season will be a tough act to follow for Pep Guardiola, who takes over as head coach after Jupp Heynckes steps down on June 30.

Meanwhile, the Bundesliga record-breaker is also still alive in the German Cup and UEFA Champions League, both of which resume this week. Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has said it will be a disappointing season if the club only wins the German league title, a sentiment that has been echoed by several club officials.

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