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Scan on Monday for injured Schweinsteiger

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The one fly in the ointment of an otherwise perfect conclusion to the Bundesliga season came towards the end of the first half of Saturday’s meeting with Stuttgart when Bastian Schweinsteiger was forced out of the action after taking a knock to the left knee. The player will undergo an MRI scan on Monday to determine the seriousness of the damage. “Bastian has a problem with his kneecap,” Pep Guardiola announced at the post-match press conference, “but we still have six days to go [until the cup final].”

More records at season’s end

Bayern have set many records this Bundesliga season and equalled another couple in the final match. The last-gasp 1-0 victory over VfB was Munich’s 29th win in 34 games, equalling their best-ever total from last season. Claudio Pizarro’s stoppage-time winner was the 17th goal by an FCB this term, a feat only matched by Werder Bremen in 2006/07. And the total of 90 points is second only to Bayern’s record of 91 from last year.

Tireless and prolific Pizarro

Claudio Pizarro scored his 87th Bundesliga goal for Bayern on Saturday, taking him past Uli Hoeneß in the club’s all-time roll of honour and level with Mehmet Scholl in sixth spot. The 35-year-old Peruvian, who long ago became the top-scoring non-German in league history, now has 176 Bundesliga goals in 370 appearances. He needs just one more top-flight goal to go joint seventh in the all-time Bundesliga chart with Klaus Allofs and Dieter Müller.