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Bayern seal 20th Bundesliga crown

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Bayern players indulge in high jinx after hearing of their title triumph.

BERLIN, Germany -- Bayern Munich clinched the German Bundesliga title for the 20th time as closest rivals Hamburg SV were beaten 4-2 away to Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Bayern could only manage a 1-1 draw away to Kaiserslautern, but Hamburg's failure to get the win they needed left them six points off the pace with one game left.

The German giants are the first team to win the league and cup double in successive campaigns.

Bayern defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 in the German Cup final.

"It was very tense today," Bayern coach Felix Magath said. "But as you can see, we are so happy at the title. We were dominant the whole season."

Bayern's players formed a circle on the field and sang to celebrated a sixth Bundesliga title in eight years.

The traditional soaking of players with beer was forbidden because Kaiserslautern officials were afraid the 51,000 fans at Fritz-Walther stadium could become violent.

Bayern midfielder Mehmet Scholl also became the first player to win eight Bundesliga titles.

At the halftime in both games it looked like the title race would go down to the 34th and final round.

Bayern trailed 1-0 on Halil Altintop's 20th goal of the season, while Hamburg led 2-1.

But Bayern's Andreas Ottl scored his first Bundesliga goal in the 68th minute to level, while Berlin defender Alexander Madlung scored with a header in the 55th to pave the way for Hamburg's defeat.

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