x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Wolfsburg clinch Bundesliga title

VfL Wolfsburg win their first Bundesliga title after defeating Werder Bremen 5-1 with Bayern Munich finishing two points behind in second.

Wolfsburg's Grafite, centre, celebrates with the trophy and teammates after winning the Bundesliga title with victory over Werder Bremen.
Wolfsburg's Grafite, centre, celebrates with the trophy and teammates after winning the Bundesliga title with victory over Werder Bremen.

VfL Wolfsburg won their first Bundesliga title yesterday when they defeated Werder Bremen 5-1. Previous champions Bayern Munich finished two points behind in second and clinched the second automatic Champions League spot with a 2-1 win over third-placed VfB Stuttgart, who will play in the Champions League qualifiers. The Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath, who has also won two titles with Bayern, is leaving to coach Schalke next season. "At the start of the season, I really didn't think we had a chance of winning the title," said Magath, "but I knew we had a good team and we played well and deserved the title."

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