Ancelotti’s delight as Bayern’s rivals stumble
Carlo Ancelotti cautiously admits the Bundesliga title is effectively Bayern Munich’s to lose after they opened a 10point lead on Saturday as their two closest rivals slipped further behind.
Robert Lewandowski netted twice in a 3-0 home win against Eintracht Frankfurt while second-placed RB Leipzig crashed to a 1-0 defeat at home to Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund lost 2-1 at Hertha Berlin.
Bayern have now hit 28 goals in their last six games, with Lewandowski claiming 10 of them, and the Bavarian giants are on course to collect a fifth straight German league title in Ancelotti’s first season.
“It was a good day for us with good results in other stadiums,” said Ancelotti.
“The first half was difficult and Frankfurt were better than us.
“In all honesty, they didn’t deserve to be 2-0 down at the break.
“We were better after the break and got our control back.
“We have a good lead now (in the table), but we must stay focused, there are still a lot of games.”
Despite Ancelotti’s cautious approach and with ten games left, it will take a collapse for Bayern to be denied a fifth title in a row.
The German giants are also well-placed to complete a treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup titles.
It is nearly four months since Bayern’s last defeat — a 3-2 loss at Rostov in the Champions League on Nov 23.