Berlin - Pep Guardiola signed off his three years in the Bundesliga with a
'beer shower' on Saturday as Bayern Munich lifted a fourth straight
German league title after Saturday's 3-1 win over bottom-side Hanover.
28th win in 34 league games triggered party scenes at the Allianz Arena
as the Bavarians celebrated their 26th German league title.
was Guardiola's 20th trophy as a coach after 14 in four years with
Barcelona and now six in three years in Munich before leaving to coach
Manchester City next season.
It was only a matter of minutes after
the final whistle before he was soaked in beer as his players emptied
over-sized glasses over the Spaniard in the traditional title
"It's cold, it stinks, but it was nice," was
Guardiola's verdict following his 'beer shower' after Manuel Neuer,
David Alaba and Douglas Costa all emptied their 3-litre glasses of beer
over their coach.
"Of course, it's been a great day," added Guardiola.
games like this are unpleasant and boring, because the concentration is
lacking a bit, but that was a great game with lots of intensity.
"Now we'll celebrate for a day before getting ready to play Borussia Dortmund next Saturday."
final game as Bayern coach is next Saturday's German Cup final against
Borussia Dortmund in Berlin where his side could send him off with the
domestic double.- Standing ovation -
received a standing ovation after a presentation from the 75,000
sold-out crowd at the Allianz Arena as Bayern became the first club to
win the German league four times in a row.
Poland hot-shot Robert Lewandowski finished as the Bundesliga's top scorer after claiming his 30th league goal of the season.
No other foreign striker has ever scored so many goals in a single Bundesliga season.
Mario Goetze then netted twice in what could be his last Bundesliga game for Bayern.
to reports, the German World Cup winner has been told to find a new
club by Bayern's in-coming coach Carlo Ancelotti, who will replace
Guardiola next season.
Lewandowski opened the scoring on seven
minutes before Goetze doubled the hosts' lead on 28 minutes when he beat
the Hanover defence, then chipped home to get the party started.
He claimed his second after the break after Hanover made a hash of defending a corner.
playing their last game before relegation, pulled a goal back when
Poland international Artur Sobiech got in behind the Bayern defence on
Bayern finish 10 points clear after second-placed
Dortmund drew 2-2 at home to Cologne, with Germany winger Marco Reus
equalising for the hosts.
Stuttgart, the 2007 champions, were relegated, joining Hanover in the
second division next season, after their 3-1 defeat at Wolfsburg.
Schuerrle boosted his chances of making Germany's Euro 2016 squad on
Tuesday with two goals as Wolfsburg caught Stuttgart on the
Stuttgart forward Daniel Didavi sparked a late
fightback with a 78th minute goal but his side finished 17th -- second
Werder Bremen stay up after Senegal defender Papy
Djilobodji, on loan from Chelsea, scored their dramatic 88th-minute goal
to seal a 1-0 win at home to Eintracht Frankfurt.
It marked the
end to a turbulent week for the Senegal international, who is being
investigated by state prosecutors for making a cut-throat gesture at an
opponent during a Bundesliga game in March.
The result saw Bremen
move up to 13th while Frankfurt finish 16th and now face a two-legged
play-off against Nuremberg, who finished third in the second division.
The first leg will be held in Frankfurt on Thursday with the return leg on Monday May 23 in Nuremberg.
will play in next season's Europa League, along with Mainz and Hertha
Berlin who drew 0-0, after their 4-1 thumping of hosts Hoffenheim.
was Andre Breitenreiter's final game as Schalke coach, after only one
season in charge, as he announced before kick-off that he is leaving a
year before his contract ends.