Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben sign off in style as Bayern Munich win Bundesliga title

By Mirror: Saturday, May 18th 2019 at 19:42 GMT +3 | Sports
The veteran pair both scored as Niko Kovac's side pipped Borussia Dortmund to the title [Courtesy]

Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben called time on their long and illustrious careers with Bayern Munich by scoring in a resounding 5-1 victory that secured the Bundesliga title.

Appearing as second-half substitutes, veteran wingers Ribery and Robben, who are leaving the Allianz Arena this summer, rubber-stamped a crucial triumph over Eintracht Frankfurt with fine goals.

Kingsley Coman had sent Bayern on their way to a seventh straight championship with his strike inside four minutes but, after Serge Gnabry had a goal ruled out by the video assistant referee, Sebastien Haller levelled for Champions League-chasing Frankfurt.

Bayern responded ruthlessly as David Alaba notched to precede a first Bundesliga goal for Renato Sanches, with French flyer Ribery turning home Joshua Kimmich's assist in the 72nd minute.

Following an emotional celebration from the man who moved to Bavaria in 2007, Robben followed his lead by drawing a line under a decade in Munich with the finishing touch on a clinical Bayern move.

Borussia Dortmund, who at one point this term led the table by nine points from any rival, needed to win at Borussia Monchengladbach and hope Frankfurt prospered at the Allianz.

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Young England international Jadon Sancho helped them fulfil the first requirement with a volleyed opener, but even though Marco Reus ensured a 2-0 win, their efforts were in vain given the Bayern rout.

 

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