Robert Lewandowski broke Gerd Muller's Bundesliga record for goals in a season with his 41st strike as Bayern Munich beat Augsburg 5-2 on an emotional afternoon at the Allianz Arena.
Legendary players, staff and the coach, Hansi Flick, were saying goodbye to the club, and the game was fittingly entertaining to wave them off.
It took just nine minutes for the champions to go ahead. Serge Gnabry, who was lively throughout, crossed from the byline and Jeffrey Gouweleeuw deflected it in with Kingsley Coman waiting.
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Gnabry added a second himself not too long after. Lewandowski was denied by Rafal Gikiewicz as Bayern squandered a number of chances before the winger finally found the net.
Almost immediately, Augsburg had the chance to half the deficit again. Florian Niederlechner tangled with Lucas Hernandez in the srea, but after a VAR check, Manuel Neuer kept his hopes of breaking Oliver Kahn's club clean sheet record alive by saving Daniel Caligiuri's rather tame kick.
Joshua Kimmich struck from distance to add a third before Coman finally got his goal with half time looming, adding a fourth. Rather frustratingly for Lewandowski, Gikiewicz appeared to be on a mission to deny him a piece of history.
Chances came and went again for the Pole after the break; his teammates were doing all they could to help him.
Augsburg pulled one back through top scorer Andre Hahn's eighth of the season.
With Bayern substituting Jerome Boateng and Alaba for the last time in the second half, emotion seemed to get to them. Just before the latter was withdrawn, the vistors scored again through Niederlechner's tidy finish.
But Lewandowski stole the show in the most remarkable fashion, scoring with the last kick of the game write his name into folklore again.
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For Boateng, Alaba, Flick and Javi Martinez, who came on in the second half, it was a happy farewell. Bayern have won a ninth league title in a row and all three players were there to see them all. It became Lewandowski's day in the end, though, as he finally scored the crucial goal. It was the perfect way to bring down the curtain on another stellar season.
MAN OF THE MATCH - Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
It wasn't going to be his day, with Gikiewicz denying him at every turn; the Augsburg goalkeeper also deserves a mention here. Lewandowski is the most clinical and relentless striker in the world and he showed why once again.
Bayern Munich: Neuer 6, Pavard 6, Boateng 6, Hernandez 5, Davies 6, Coman 7, Alaba 7, Muller 6, Lewandowski 8 Substitutes: Javi Martinez 6, Sane 5, Musiala 6, Choupo-Moting 5, Tolisso 5
Augsburg: Gikiewicz 8, Gumny 5, Pedersen 5, Oxford 6, Gouweleeuw 4, Richter 5, Benes 5, Gruezo 5, Caligiuri 4, Hahn 7, Niederlechner 7 Substitutes: Suchy 6, Framberger 6, Jensen 5, Finnbogason 5, Petkov n/a
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9' - GOAL! Bayern lead! Jeffrey Gouweleew puts through his own net after Gnabry's cross.
23' - GOAL! It's two, Gnabry. Lewandowski went close but Gikiewicz made a couple of great save as pinball ensued. Crazy
24' - PENALTY AUGSBURG! Hernandez on Niederlechner. VAR are checking.
25' - NEUER SAVES! CaligIuri denied! Woeful kick.
33' - GOAL! Kimmich strikes from distance! Top corner. The heroic Gikiewicz can do nothing about it.
43' - GOAL! Coman adds his second and Bayern's fourth with a low, hard shot.
67' - GOAL! Augsburg deny Neuer the chance to keep a clean sheet. Hahn heads home from Benes' free kick.
73' - GOAL! Could something be on here? Niederlechner with a lovely finish. Bayern have stepped off here. 4-2.
90' - GOAL! LEWANDOWSKI! He's broken the record with the last kick of the game!
Bayern Munich are the third side to score in every game in a season, after FC Koln in 1963/64 and Bayern themselves in 2012/13.
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