Having broken Bundesliga and club bests throughout the season, it was only fitting that FC Bayern Munich should clinch the 2012/13 title in historic fashion, securing the coveted championship plate in record time. Click on the links below to relive the extended video highlights of their journey to glory...
The Bavarians round off the Bundesliga season, and coach Jupp Heynckes' final league game for the club, in remarkable fashion, coming from behind to beat Gladbach.
Bayern see off Augsburg in style before the celebrations begin in earnest at the Allianz Arena with the record-champions taking possession of the Bundesliga plate.
Three weeks before they meet in the UEFA Champions League final, Bayern hold Borussia Dortmund to a draw at Signal Iduna Park, with Mario Gomez on the scoresheet.
Emre Can helps Xherdan Shaqiri's cross home to ensure the champions a victory which takes them beyond Dortmund's record Bundesliga points total.
Mario Gomez and Claudio Pizarro grabbed a brace each as Bayern notched win number 26 of the season against Hannover.
Claudio Pizarro was the man of the moment, hitting four goals and assisting two in Bayern's merciless demolition of the Red Shorts.
Mario Gomez and Co. exacted revenge on Bayer 04 Leverkusen for defeat earlier in the season with a hard-fought 2-1 victory.
Jerome Boateng nets his first Bundesliga goal for the Bavarians to rescue the points late on against a courageous Düsseldorf side.
Jupp Heynckes' men are forced to dig deep but ultimately come away with a deserved win thanks to Mario Gomez's 38th-minute strike.
Javi Martinez scores his second league goal for the club to help Bayern hit visitors Bremen for six and move even further ahead at the league summit.
The FC Bayern runaway train blew through Wolfsburg, with Mario Mandzukic scoring a spectacular overhead-kick against his former club.
Schalke were the next side to feel the full force of the Bayern battering-ram, embarking on the long trip home nursing a 4-0 defeat.
Bayern avoided a potential banana skin away to bogey team Mainz, as a Mario Mandzukic double rounds out a 3-0 triumph.
Struggling Stuttgart were powerless to prevent their guests collecting their next set of three points courtesy of a deserved 2-0 victory.
Having hibernated in top spot over the winter break, Bayern refused to take their foot off the pedal in 2013. This time, bottom club Fürth were the victims.
Xherdan Shaqiri salvages a point for the Reds, who were forced to come from behind against an adventurous Gladbach outfit.
Dortmund failed to make up ground on leaders Bayern as the league's heavyweights shared the spoils in the Allianz Arena slugfest.
Veteran midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk netted a rare goal away at surprise package Freiburg as Bayern continue to set the pace at the top.
Hannover were this week's lambs to the slaughter, as a stunning scissor-kick from Javi Martinez opens the floodgates early on.
Bayern were left lamenting a lack of cutting-edge up front as they were pegged back to a 1-1 draw away to Bavarian neighbours Nuremberg.
A dominant display from start to finish hands die Münchner the points against high-flying promoted outfit Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern bounce back from defeat in style, showing ruthless determination in taking Hamburg apart in their own back yard and cruising to a 3-0 victory.
The air of invincibility is shattered as Bayern suffer their first setback of the season, conceding a late goal to lose at home to Leverkusen.
Bayern set a new Bundesliga record by winning an eighth consecutive league game, mercilessly demolishing newcomers Düsseldorf.
Franck Ribery gets the bit between his teeth at home to Hoffenheim, almost single-handedly dispatching the visitors for the next set of points.
Mario Mandzukic grabs a brace against his former club as Bayern stamp their authority with a comfortable victory over the toothless Wolves.
The record champions are in incredible form, disposing of southern rivals Stuttgart in a Bavarian goalscoring festival at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern start as they mean to go on by giving newly-promoted Fürth a real baptism of fire in their first ever Bundesliga match.