Record-breaking F.C. Bayern Munich claimed their 24th German league title on Tuesday with a 3-1 win at Hertha Berlin as Pep Guardiola's side secured the title with seven games remaining. (All images from AFP)
Star winger Franck Ribery came from the bench and scored the third goal for Bayern in the 79th minute.
With seven games left, it is now mathematically certain that Bayern cannot be caught by any of their rivals, although in truth the title race has been over for weeks already.
Bayern's 19th consecutive Bundesliga win secured their 24th title - their 23rd of the Bundesliga era. Bayern have also taken one game off their own record, set last season, for the earliest confirmed league win and are still on course to finish the season unbeaten.
In his debut season, Guardiola has now won three titles in nine months after last August's UEFA Super Cup triumph and December's Club World Cup success. After the match Guardiola praised the efforts of previous Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes.