Schweinsteiger & 4 Other Keys to Bayern Munich's Record-Breaking Title

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Schweinsteiger & 4 Other Keys to Bayern Munich's Record-Breaking Title
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Bayern Munich won their 23rd German championship on Saturday after beating Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 at the Waldstadion.

David Alaba missed a first-half penalty for the guests, but Bastian Schweinsteiger scored what proved to be the title-winning goal when he accepted Phillip Lahm’s cross on the half-turn and flicked the ball into the back of the net with a delicate back-heel.

The victory meant that Bayern Munich would maintain their 20-point lead on second-place Borussia Dortmund with six rounds to play, making their Bundesliga triumph the most decisive in the history of the top flight.

Schweinsteiger, it goes without saying, has been central to Bayern’s success this season, but there have been other key contributors as well.

Following is a look at five of them, starting with Saturday’s hero.

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