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FCB aim to seal Bundesliga crown at home

Let's start with the current headline in our club journal Bayern Magazin: “Three-point yield for the shield!” FC Bayern need to win one of their three remaining matches to wrap up the 26th German championship title in their history. The Reds aim to seal the league crown in Saturday's encounter with Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Allianz Arena. There is no place like home, after all.

If Bayern do win the league on Saturday it would be a premiere: for the first time Munich would clinch the title at the Allianz Arena, inaugurated in 2005. The Bavarians’ last triumph in front of their home crowd dates back to the 1999/2000 season, when FCB won their 16th title at the Olympic stadium in a dramatic finale on the last matchday. Bayern won 3-1 against Bremen, whereas chief competitors Bayer Leverkusen lost 2-0 away to Unterhaching.

The Bavarians have won the Bundesliga nine times since then, eight of them away from home. The only exception was last season, when Bayern won the championship without kicking a ball: one day after the Reds’ 1-0 home victory over Hertha Berlin on Matchday 30, VfL Wolfsburg lost away to Gladbach and the German record champions could no longer be toppled from top spot. fcbayern.de has compiled a list of all the championship deciders in favour of FCB since 2000.