Davies, Muller, Lewandowski – the architects behind Bayern Munich's eighth straight Bundesliga title


Bayern Munich were crowned German champions for the 30th time in the club’s history on Tuesday as the Bavarian giants secured an eighth straight Bundesliga title by defeating Werder Bremen.

Even the coronavirus lockdown could not stop Bayern’s momentum, with the champions winning eight consecutive games in all competitions since the resumption of German football last month.

The result means club stalwart Thomas Muller now equals the league record of former Bayern great Franck Ribery with his ninth Bundesliga title.

Here’s a look at three key players from Bayern’s league-winning campaign:

Alphonso Davies

Davies has undoubtedly been Bayern’s find of the season. The 19-year-old, who was born in a Ghanaian refugee camp before his parents emigrated to Canada, joined Bayern in 2018 from Vancouver Whitecaps for an MLS record fee of $13 million (11.5 million euros).

He only made his first Bundesliga start last October, converting from a left winger to a left-back, after Lucas Hernandez suffered an ankle injury.

Davies has made the position his own, with his lightning pace either covering holes in defence or launching counter-attacks.

“We can no longer imagine the team without him,” admitted Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

He is exceptionally fast, prompting Thomas Muller to nickname him “Bayern’s Road Runner”.

The Canadian clocked 36.51 km/h in the victory over Werder Bremen which secured the…

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