x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Bundesliga title is as good as Bayern's

Bayern Munich effectively won their 22nd Bundesliga title when Thomas Mueller scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Bochum yesterday.

Bayern Munich effectively won their 22nd Bundesliga title when Thomas Mueller scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Bochum yesterday. Schalke lost 2-0 at home to Werder Bremen, leaving Bayern three points clear ahead of the final round next week with a vastly superior goal difference.

Meanwhile, Ahn Jung-hwan, the South Korea striker whose golden goal knocked Italy out of the 2002 World Cup, could be set for a dramatic World Cup return after making a provisional 30-man squad for the South Africa finals. The China-based forward played his last game for South Korea in a World Cup qualifier two years ago. * Agencies