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Bayern set new Bundesliga points record

Xherdan Shaqiri (center) celebrates scoring Bayern Munich's winning goal against Freiburg at the Allianz Arena.

Story highlights

  • Bayern Munich beat Freiburg 1-0 to overtake league points tally set by Dortmund in 2012
  • Bavarians now have 84 points from 31 games and stretch winning streak in league to 14
  • Second-placed Dortmund also win away at Dusseldorf

Bayern Munich's momentous season continued on Saturday as they beat Freiburg 1-0 at the Allianz Arena to secure a new points record in the Bundesliga.

Despite making 10 changes from the side which thrashed Barcelona 4-0 in the Champions League semifinal first leg on Tuesday, Jupp Heynckes' still came out on top to record their 14th straight league win.

Xherdan Shaqiri scored from a free kick in the 35th minute to give Bayern 84 points for the campaign, three more than the record set by Borussia Dortmund last season.

"I had warned my team about Freiburg before the game.They have developed very well over the last few years and that was a tough bit of work," Heynckes said.

"But compliments to my team, they were very professional and very clever."

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Bayern, who wrapped up a 23rd league title earlier this month, play Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League semifinal on Wednesday.

Borussia Dortmund also followed up a stunning midweek performance against Real Madrid with a win, beating Dusseldorf 2-1.

Jurgen Klopp's side, who take a three-goal advantage into Tuesday's second leg Champions League tie at the Bernabeu, remain 20 points behind Bayern and eight points ahead of Bayer Leverkusen.

The Bundesliga's third-place side posted a 1-0 home win against Werder Bremen.

Stefan Kiessling 35th-minute spot kick secures Sami Hyypia's side a spot in next season's Champions League.

Fourth-placed Schalke play Hamburg on Sunday.

Wolfsburg notched up a second successive league victory beating Moenchengladbach 3-1 to move up to 10th in the table.

At the foot of the table, Greuther Fuerth's relegation was confirmed on Saturday after 16th-placed Augsburg beat Stuttgart 3-0.

Relegation-threatened Hoffenheim also won on Saturday, beating Nuremberg 2-1 to keep their survival hopes alive.

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