Created on 27-04-2013 at 00:00 AM
There were no fewer than ten new faces in the Bayern team on Saturday, but the champions still extended their record run to 14 wins on the bounce this year and also set a new record for the number of points in a Bundesliga season, although it was an unusually dour Munich display in advance of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final return away to Barcelona.
The 71,000 full house at the Allianz Arena saw the newly-formed home team slowly but surely build up a head of steam and take a 35th-minute lead through Xherdan Shaqiri. Mario Mandzukic chipped against the crossbar on the hour, but the quality of the play deteriorated in step with the showery weather and there were no further goals on the afternoon.
A 27th win from 31 league fixtures in this exceptional season means the confirmed champions have amassed 84 points, setting a new all-time Bundesliga record. FCB now switch their full attention to the Champions League and the trip to Barça on Wednesday, before what could quite conceivably be a full dress rehearsal for the prestige European final when Munich travel to Dortmund in the Bundesliga next Saturday.