Created on 02-05-2010 at 00:00 AM
Dancing on the pitch and champagne in the dressing room followed Bayern’s 3-1 victory over VfL Bochum in their last home match of the season, as Munich effectively completed stage one of a potential treble. At three points ahead of Schalke and with a superior goal difference of +17, only an unthinkable calamity can prevent FCB confirming their 22nd championship title away to Hertha BSC Berlin on the last day.
“It won’t go wrong now. By winning the title, we’ve achieved our absolute priority target,” chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge declared following a routine victory over struggling Bochum. Clad in their new red-and-white striped jerseys, FCB treated the enthusiastic 69,000 full house at the Allianz Arena to another stirring display, with the starring role falling to Thomas Müller. The FCB youth product struck his maiden first-team hat-trick to wrap up the win almost single-handedly.