Bayern wins German title, City embarrasses United

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 25, 2014 at 7:09 pm •  Published: March 25, 2014
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Bayern Munich wrapped up the quickest German championship win in 51 years of the Bundesliga and Manchester City delivered a statement of intent in the English title race with a humbling victory at great rival Manchester United.

Here is a roundup of the action across Europe on Tuesday:

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GERMANY

Bayern set a new milestone in its dominance of German football with a title-clinching 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin.

Goals from Toni Kroos, Mario Goetze and Franck Ribery sealed the unbeaten defending champions' 24th German title with seven games to spare, bettering the mark set in last year's record-breaking campaign by one game.

It is Pep Guardiola his first Bundesliga title in his first season as coach.

"We worked very hard for this title. When you win by 25 points people can think it's easy. But it's not easy, especially after the last season with three titles," the Spaniard said. "When you win 19 games one after the other, it speaks for the mentality of the team."

Bayern's 19th consecutive win, its 10th consecutive victory away from home, and its unbeaten run of 52 games are all Bundesliga records.

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ENGLAND

Man City's title charge gained further momentum with a humbling 3-0 win at fierce rival Manchester United but Arsenal's hopes of winning the Premier League were dented by drawing 2-2 with Swansea.

Edin Dzeko scored twice — his first coming inside 43 seconds — and Yaya Toure added a late third at Old Trafford for City, which trimmed its deficit to leader Chelsea to three points and still has two games in hand.

United lost for the sixth time in the league this season — more than in the last three campaigns combined — in what is proving a woeful defense of its title under David Moyes. Five points behind sixth-place Tottenham with seven games left, even finishing in the Europa League positions may be beyond beleaguered United.

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