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Bayern Wins Bundesliga in Record Time
AFP, March 26th, 2014 2:36PM

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Bayern Munich on Tuesday won the German Bundesliga after a record-setting 27 games, which is one game earlier than last season. Coach Pep Guardiola has now won three titles in the nine months since taking over for Jupp Heynckes, who retired after guiding the club to an unprecedented treble of the domestic league and cup as well as the UEFA Champions League last season. Guardiola’s trophy haul includes the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, and now, the Bundesliga.

Speaking to reporters after Bayern’s 3-1 win at Hertha Berlin secured the championship, Guardiola hailed his predecessor. "We won the title with hard work and when you see what Jupp Heynckes achieved last season, that was the only way we were going to better that," Guardiola said, referring to the speed with which the Bavarian giant won the league. "He laid the foundations."

The Spaniard added: "I want to thank my players and the club who have helped me achieve this. We had a lot of injuries in recent months and we have not always played well, but my players showed character. Tonight we were very active from the start, but in the second half we lost a little of our control. I am just happy we have finally managed it.”

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp, the Borussia Dortmund coach whose team was held to a goalless draw at rival Schalke on Tuesday, was full of admiration for Guardiola’s men. "It's unbelievable the way you have torn things up down there," he said. "You're so far ahead, we'd need a telescope to see you. It's a fantastic achievement."

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