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Recap: Bayern's title celebrations at Marienplatz

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Standing together - 10 together! This was the motto on Sunday as FC Bayern finally got to celebrate with their fans on Munich's Marienplatz again. After winning the historic 10th successive Bundesliga title, the official reception hosted by the City of Munich and mayor Dieter Reiter took place in the Town Hall, followed by the party with the supporters on the streets of the city centre. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it hasn't been possible for Bayern to celebrate the end of the season with fans in the last two years, which made the joy at the red-and-white party on Marienplatz even greater. We've summarised the most important moments of the day for you.

12:30: Warm-up on Marienplatz

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The warm-up began at 12:30 with musical accompaniment and media build-up. Marienplatz increasingly filled up as the fans turned the heart of Munich city centre into a sea of red-and-white flags.

13:09: Departure from Säbener

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All aboard! After a hearty breakfast of white sausage in the morning, our boys headed to the city centre in two buses. In smart attire, of course! Serge Gnabry said upon arrival at the Town Hall: "In the last two years I've celebrated on the sofa with Jo and a glass of red wine. I won't say that wasn't nice (laughs), but to celebrate with the fans is obviously even nicer."

13:40: Champions reception at Town Hall

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Before heading onto the balcony, the official champions reception from city mayor Dieter Reiter was on the agenda. "Many thanks for the invitation. In the past we've linked up well, in particular when it comes to social issues. For us as FC Bayern Munich that's very important. I would like to say thank you for the fantastic cooperation in recent years," said CEO Oliver Kahn, who presented the mayor with a collage and a jersey signed by the squad as a gift. Reiter responded: "I can only reciprocate what you say about cooperation. It's a great sign that a global club such as FC Bayern thinks of its home city."

14:06: Onto the balcony!

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After the official reception, it was out onto the balcony! Master of ceremony Stephan Lehmann guided the fans through a timeline of the historic 10 successive championships, featuring highlights from each year, from 2013 to the present day. Players held up the trophy and wore the shirt from each season.

14:20: Speeches from Hainer, Kahn & Co

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"What a wonderful day, which we've had to wait three years for. It's nice to see you all. Without you, the club wouldn't be what it is. You are FC Bayern," president Herbert Hainer told the fans on Marienplatz. CEO Oliver Kahn expanded: "I'm impressed, and I know what we've been missing these last three years. It was this feeling of standing here. Your support, your energy, are what make football and what make Bayern Munich."

14:40: Müller whips up

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Thomas Müller then grabbed the microphone. "Thank you for all being here today. Every year it's fun to give it everything for this club again." Our number 25 then struck up "One shot, one goal, the Bayern" and called French defenders Dayot Upamecano and Lucas Hernández forward, for whom it was the first balcony celebration.

14:55: Thanks to the fans and view to next season

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Coach Julian Nagelsmann thanked the fans for their support. "As a young child I often stood down there and hoped to one day be up here. Now a dream comes true. I want to celebrate more titles with your next year." Bayern now head off for a well-earned summer break, before attention turns to new challenges at the start of July. "Next season we'll really go for it again and we'll see you here again," summarised Kahn.

Our gallery has the best photos from the title celebrations:

Catch on the whole day in our live text: