1. goal
    21'Corentin Tolisso
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FC Bayern Munich
Final
14
Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart
(1:2)
  1. goal
    5'Daniel Ginczek
  2. goal
    42'Anastasios Donis
  3. goal
    52'Chadrac Akolo
  4. goal
    55'Daniel Ginczek
  1. goal
    5'Daniel Ginczek
  2. goal
    21'Corentin Tolisso
  3. goal
    42'Anastasios Donis
  4. goal
    52'Chadrac Akolo
  5. goal
    55'Daniel Ginczek
  1. yellow card
    86'Mats Hummels
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
Final
14
Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart
(1:2)
    1. yellow card
      86'Mats Hummels
    1. substitution
      -Martínez for Corentin Tolisso
    2. substitution
      68'Sandro Wagner for Thomas Müller
    3. substitution
      71'Sebastian Rudy for Franck Ribéry
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    Final
    14
    Stuttgart
    VfB Stuttgart
    (1:2)
    1. substitution
      71'Marcin Kaminski for Daniel Ginczek
    2. substitution
      77'Jacob Bruun Larsen for Chadrac Akolo
    3. substitution
      89'Matthias Zimmermann for Anastasios Donis
    1. substitution
      -Martínez for Corentin Tolisso
    2. substitution
      68'Sandro Wagner for Thomas Müller
    3. substitution
      71'Sebastian Rudy for Franck Ribéry
    4. substitution
      71'Marcin Kaminski for Daniel Ginczek
    5. substitution
      77'Jacob Bruun Larsen for Chadrac Akolo
    6. substitution
      89'Matthias Zimmermann for Anastasios Donis
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    Final
    14
    Stuttgart
    VfB Stuttgart
    (1:2)
    Stadium/AttendanceAllianz Arena, Munich75000 viewers
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    German champions 2018!

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    At twenty to six local time on Saturday, FCB captain Manuel Neuer received the Meisterschale trophy from league president Reinhard Rauball. After that, the men from Munich celebrated their sixth Bundesliga title on the bounce with ticker tape and beer showers.

    Earlier in the afternoon the champions stumbled in the final Bundesliga match of the season, losing 4-1 to VfB Stuttgart. Daniel Ginczek and Corentin Tolisso traded goals before Anastasios Donis put the visitors in front in the first half. Chadrac Akolo and Ginczek netted shortly after the interval.

    The Bavarians started with Sven Ulreich in goal and Joshua Kimmich, Niklas Süle, Mats Hummels and Rafinha in a back four. Thiago anchored a midfield featuring Thomas Müller, James, Tolisso and Franck Ribéry, with Robert Lewandowski as the sole striker.

    Jupp Heynckes made three changes to the XI that saw off Köln last Saturday. Tolisso, Ribéry and Thiago took over from Javi Martínez, Franck Evina and Sebastian Rudy. Martínez, Sandro Wagner and Rudy came on for Tolisso, Müller and Ribéry in the second half.

    Lewy shines, bogeyman Donis

    After bidding farewell to Jupp Heynckes and Stuttgart centre-back and former FCB man Holger Badstuber, the 75,000 capacity crowd at the Allianz Arena saw the hosts signal their intent from the off, Lewandowski firing wide from 20 yards. But Stuttgart's Donis soon gained possession in midfield, ghosted past a number of Bavarians and crossing to Ginczek, who proved a cool customer from five yards.

    Bayern went looking for a reply but struggled against the well-organised visitors, who posed a constant threat on the break. FCB had a decent shout for a penalty waved away by referee Sascha Stegemann. It took their outstanding individual quality to level the scores. Lewandowski wriggled his way past two Stuttgart men in the box before shining with a brilliantly bamboozling pirouette, inviting Tolisso to crash home.

    Bayern were buoyed by the goal, strangling the visitors with their possession game and creating a number of chances. Keeper Ron-Robert Zieler denied two Lewandowski efforts before shining against Tolisso. But Stuttgart survived the spell of Bayern pressure and restored the lead against the run of play. Again, Donis gained possession in midfield. Again, he shone with a blistering solo run and appeared in the Bayern box seconds later, this time slotting past Ulreich.

    Sloppy defending

    Bayern went straight back onto the front foot after the interval, Zieler saving from sub Martínez. But the Swabians soon added a third following another textbook counter, Emiliano Insua's cross inviting Akolo to head past Ulreich. Three minutes later Erik Thommy drew a fine save from Ulreich, but Ginczek was on hand to bury the rebound, beating Bayern's unfocused rearguard to the ball.

    Bayern went looking from a reply, Ribéry seeing an effort blocked, Lewandowski skying from 18 yards. Zieler proved equal to Thiago before Lewandowski hit the side-netting, but another goal refused to come, and Stegemann blew for full-time.

    The result means Bayern finish the campaign on 84 points, a towering number despite Saturday's defeat. The Reds are back in action next Saturday, when they will be looking to seal the double in the DFB Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt. Maybe the defeat against Stuttgart will prove a crucial wake-up call, but first the Munich giants and their global family will celebrate a fine Bundesliga campaign and the sixth championship title in a row.

    Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

    FC Bayern - VfB Stuttgart 1-4 (H-T: 1-2)

    FC Bayern

    Ulreich – Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Rafinha – Thiago – Müller Wagner 68), James, Tolisso (Martínez 46), Ribéry (Rudy 70) – Lewandowski

    Subs

    Starke, Mai, Meier, Götze, Rudy

    VfB Stuttgart

    Zieler - Baumgartl, Pavard, Badstuber, Insua - Donis (Zimmermann 88), Gentner, Mangala, Thommy - Akolo (Larsen 77), Ginczek (Kaminski 70)

    Subs

    Grahl, Asano, Burnic, Özcan

    Referee

    Sascha Stegemann (Niederkassel)

    Attendance

    75,000 (capacity)

    Goals

    0-1 Ginczek (5), 1-1 Tolisso (21), 1-2 Donis (42), 1-3 Akolo (52), 1-4 Ginczek (55)

    Yellow Cards

    Hummels / -

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