FRANKFURT: Bayern Munich were crowned champions of Germany for the ninth season in a row after a Robert Lewandowski hat-trick helped them thrash Borussia Monchengladbach.
The title had been confirmed hours earlier after nearest challengers RB Leipzig lost to Borussia Dortmund.
A Lewandowski double plus Thomas Muller and Kingsley Coman strikes gave Bayern a 4-0 half-time lead.
Lewandowski’s third came from a penalty before Leroy Sane added a sixth.
Bayern finished with 10 men when 18-year-old substitute Tanguy Nianzou was shown a straight red card for a challenge.
Leipzig, who started the day seven points behind the leaders with three games remaining, lost 3-2 to Dortmund.
England’s Jadon Sancho doubled Dortmund’s lead after Marco Reus got the first goal.
Lukas Klostermann and Dani Olmo made it 2-2 before Sancho’s winner confirmed Bayern as champions before their game with Monchengladbach.
Dortmund’s win lifted them to fourth spot to boost their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.