By Chris Wright
It’s been a foregone conclusion for months and months given their long-standing and seemingly unassailable 25(ish) point lead over Borussia Dortmund at the summit, but, without losing a single game, Bayern Munich wrapped up the Bundesliga title last night with a routine 3-1 victory over Hertha Berlin – toppling several big ol’ records in the process.
First of all, Bayern managed to win the title quicker than anyone has ever managed before, taking just 27 games to do so from a possible 34 – also becoming the first ever side to sew up the German championship in the month of March.
It was also the club’s 24th league title overall, which is…as you can probably guess…also a record.
The victory over Hertha was Bayern’s 52nd league game without defeat, having now won their last 10 consecutive away matches in the league.
Put it this way: the old record, which also belonged to them, was nine.
Here’s some stats comin’ at yer (via Twitter-based data guru @2010MisterChip)…
Pep Guardiola has won four out of the five top-tier league titles he has competed for.
Bayern set up a new Bundesliga record of passes in a game against Hertha Berlin, with 1078.
Philipp Lahm had a pass accuracy of 100%, completing all 133 of his attempted passes.
Guardiola has won a title/trophy for every 17 games he’s coached.
He’s now also won 17 out of the 23 trophies he has disputed (14 out of 19 for Barca, and 3 out of 4 for Bayern).
The Bavarian behemoths are as close as it’s possible to be to invincible at the moment, winning all there is to win since Pep Guardiola took over an already all-conquering side and pushed them into the stratosphere.
There is still a fair bit to play for, however, with an unbeaten season as well as the defence of their Champions League and DFB Pokal trinkets to focus on now.
We certainly wouldn’t put it past them, would you?