Bayern Munich's headcoach Hansi Flick (C) talks to his players during a training session at the football team's training grounds in Munich, southern Germany, on May 5, 2020.  German authorities are expected to decide on May 6, 2020 whether to allow the Bundesliga to resume, making it the first league to restart in Europe, behind closed doors and on the basis of a draconian health protocol. / AFP / Christof STACHE
Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick talks to his players Image Credit: AFP

Hansi Flick has urged his dominant Bayern Munich side to “seal the deal” and wrap up an eighth consecutive Bundesliga title on Tuesday with victory at relegation-threatened Werder Bremen.

Top scorer Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller, one shy of the record for assists in a single season, are both available again after missing Bayern’s tight 2-1 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach due to suspension.

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Robert Lewandowski will be back up front for Bayern.

Victory at Bremen, where Bayern have won all 12 games over the past decade, will clinch a record-extending 30th league title, and the first leg of a potential treble in Flick’s debut season in charge.

“We want to finish the job on Tuesday. That is our goal. We have an excellent run and want to continue our winning streak,” said Flick, who stepped in when Niko Kovac was sacked last November.

“The target is to win again in Bremen. We want to just seal the deal.”

Bayern have won their last 10 league games and another victory on Tuesday would leave them an unassailable 10 points clear before second-placed Borussia Dortmund, who have three matches left, host strugglers Mainz on Wednesday.

“It’s our plan to bring it (the trophy) back home,” said midfielder Leon Goretzka.

Lewandowski, the league’s leading scorer with 30 goals this term, netted twice while Mueller, who is sitting on 20 assists, also got on the scoresheet when Bayern thrashed Bremen 6-1 when the sides met in December.

Poland star Lewandowski has struck 45 goals in all competitions this campaign and needs one more to establish a new Bundesliga personal best, having also reached the 30-goal plateau in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Despite laboured displays in their last two games, including a 2-1 semi-final win over Frankfurt in the German Cup, Bayern have a legitimate shot at landing a second treble in seven years.

First, Bayern, who are also well within reach of the Champions League quarter-finals, must take care of a Bremen side fighting for Bundesliga survival.

Bremen have taken 10 points from a possible 18 recently, boosting their hopes with a 5-1 rout of bottom side Paderborn on Saturday, but head coach Florian Kohfeldt played down any talk of an upset.

“There’s no reason to go into this with any kind of euphoria. We haven’t won anything yet and we’re still in a relegation zone,” said the 37-year-old Kohfeldt, who has lost all five games against Bayern.

Key stats

17 Yellow cards received this season by Paderborn’s Klaus Gjasula, the most in a single Bundesliga campaign.

19 Longest winning run in the German top-flight, a record set by Bayern under Pep Guardiola in 2013-14.

106 Away wins in the Bundesliga this term, more than in any other previous year.



Borussia Moenchengladbach v Wolfsburg, 8.30pm

Werder Bremen v Bayern Munich, 10.30pm

Freiburg v Hertha Berlin, 10.30pm

Union Berlin v Paderborn, 10.30pm


Eintracht Frankfurt v Schalke, 8.30pm

Borussia Dortmund v Mainz, 10.30pm

RB Leipzig v Fortuna Dusseldorf, 10.30pm

Bayer Leverkusen v Cologne, 10.30pm

Augsburg v Hoffenheim, 10.30pm