Bayern Munich swooped up the Bundesliga title with a record seven games to spare by beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 on Tuesday.
The Bavarian side has been close to indomitable since last season with an unbeaten streak of 52 league games, form that will likely boost morale for its seven German internationals ahead of this summer’s World Cup.
“I am satisfied that we did it,” said Spanish coach Pep Guardiola, who joined the Champions League winners at the start of their current campaign. “A game earlier or later does not matter.”
The outlook for next season looks even grimmer for the other German contenders. Not only has Bayern Munich snatched the dominating midfielder Mario Götze from their main rivals Borussia Dortmund, but Polish star striker Robert Lewandowski will also make the same move in the summer.
Bayern’s next challenge arrives on April 1, as they take on Manchester United in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.