Created on 08-05-2010 at 00:00 AM
Bayern were officially crowned 2009-10 German champions after the last match of the Bundesliga season, a gentle-paced victory away to relegated Hertha Berlin, who bowed out of the top flight with yet another defeat in front of their long-suffering fans.
The 74,420 capacity crowd at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin saw Bayern comfortably boss the first period and take a fully deserved lead through Ivica Olic. The Bavarians’ concentration slipped for a spell and Adrian Ramos levelled on the hour, but the league leaders rallied and Arjen Robben restored the lead 15 minutes from time. The Dutchman added another at the end to give the scoreline a realistic look, and ensure FCB go into their last two matches of the campaign, the DFB Cup and Champions League finals, on the back of another win.
The result means Bayern finish their increasingly assured league campaign on 70 points from their 34 matches, five clear of runners-up Schalke and nine ahead of third-placed Werder Bremen. The champions boast the highest number of wins (20), the fewest defeats (4), the highest total goals scored (72), and the joint-lowest goals against (31, level with Schalke).