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Bayern 3 Bochum 1

Müller hat-trick all but seals league crown

Barring an unthinkable calamity on the last day of the season, Bayern will be formerly crowned Bundesliga champions next week after moving three points clear at the top of the table with a supremely comfortable victory over Bochum. In their first game under caretaker boss Dariusz Wosz, the lowly visitors only made a fist of it for a brief spell before the interval, but the match otherwise belonged to FCB and hat-trick hero Thomas Müller.

The 69,000 capacity crowd at the Allianz Arena saw Bayern, clad in their brand new retro-look red-and-white striped shirts for the first time, tear into their bewildered opponents from the off. Even though Müller’s quickfire brace came after only twenty minutes, the comfortable lead was long overdue.

The champions-elect eased off for a time, but a Müller shot off the post and news of Bremen’s two-goal lead against Schalke reignited the fire, and young Germany international Müller completed an excellent hat-trick twenty minutes from time. Christian Fuchs curled in a consolation for Bochum five minutes from the end

The result sees leaders Bayern move to a practically unassailable position on 67 points from 33 matches, three clear of Schalke and with a goal difference superior to their last remaining rivals by a massive 17. FCB conclude their league campaign