Robben weighing up options despite Bayern title win

Erica Murray
April 8, 2018

With the league title now in their pocket, Bayern can fully focus on the UEFA Champions league as they have a 2-1 advantage over Sevilla.

They beat Augsburg thanks to goals from Tolisso, James Rodriguez, Arjen Robben and Wagner.

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Bayern once again sealed the league title away from home.

"It's always good (to win a title) - we knew it was going to happen, but we still had to confirm it", said Robben, who has now won the Bundesliga title seven times since joining Bayern in 2009.

"I have a very fine-tuned coaching team and everyone does an outstanding job", he said. "Everyone delivered great work".

"Other teams have contacted me", Robben told Sky, having also won the Spanish and English league titles with Real Madrid and Chelsea respectively.

Augsburg had taken a shock lead on 18 minutes when Sergio Cordova's shot was saved by Sven Ulreich - but bounced up into the face of Niklas Sule and rolled into the empty net. Bayern equalised out of the blue when Tolisso was left unmarked to head in from Joshua Kimmich's cross in the 32nd minute and the Bavarians took the game by the scruff of the neck.

James put the visitors in front before the break, scoring from close range after Juan Bernat deflected Kimmich's cross into his path.

Bayern were five points adrift when Carlo Ancelotti was sacked as head coach last September, but 72-year-old Jupp Heynckes who replaced him credited the players with turning Bayern's fortunes around. Jonas Hector gave Cologne an early lead but Pablo de Blasis levelled five minutes into the second half, leaving the Billy Goats six points adrift of safety in 17th place.

The Bavarians are now 24 points ahead of Dortmund, who are third.

Mainz defender Giulio Donati was sent off late in a heated finale.

Thorgan Hazard came off the bench to score twice as Borussia Moenchengladbach climbed to eighth with a 2-1 win at home to Hertha Berlin.

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