Bayern Munich were crowned German Bundesliga champions for the ninth consecutive season as Robert Lewandowski’s hat-trick saw them thrash Borussia Monchengladbach.

The title had been confirmed hours earlier after nearest challengers RB Leipzig lost to Borussia Dortmund but Munich went about their job nonetheless as they put 6 past Gladbach.

Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman and a Lewandowski double gave Bayern a commanding 4-0 lead going into half time. Lewandowski’s third came from a penalty before Leroy Sane added a sixth.

The Polish star striker opened the scoring in the 2nd minute itself and Muller made it 2-0 after 23 minutes.

Lewandowski scored once again in the 34th minute before Coman made it 4-0 just 10 minutes later. Robert Lewandowski was not done yet, however, as he scored from the penalty spot in the 66th minute to put the Bavarians up 5-0.

Leroy Sane connected on a Serge Gnabry pass in the 85th minute to finish off the 6-0 rout.

Bayern finished with 10 men when 18-year-old substitute Tanguy Nianzou was shown a straight red card for a bad and dangerous challenge.

Leipzig, who started the day seven points behind the leaders with three games remaining, lost 3-2 to Dortmund.

England’s Jadon Sancho bagged a brace for Dortmund after Marco Reus opened the scoring for the home side.

Lukas Klostermann and Dani Olmo scored for the away side in what was a fascinating game that saw Bayern being the ultimate beneficiaries in the end. Dortmund’s win lifted them to the fourth spot to boost their hopes of qualifying for next season’s UEFA Champions League.

In April, Bayern announced Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann would join them on a five-year contract at the end of this season after current boss Hansi Flick said he wanted to leave the club.