By Beng Emmanuel
Cameroon captain Eric Maxime Choupo-Moting has won his maiden Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich in his first stint with the German giants.
The 32-year-old frontman has now won three consecutive league titles since leaving Stoke City in 2018.
He won two Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint Germain in 2018/19, and 2019/20. His Bundesliga triumph this year is his sixth trophy in his professional career.
After a glittering career in France, the Cameroonian international has helped Bayern Munich clinch their ninth (9) trophy in a row, with two games remaining to complete the season. They demolished Borussia Monchengladbach 6-0 at the Allianz Arena on Saturday to celebrate their domestic crown.
Robert Lewandowski hit a hat trick in the game, while Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sane were also on target.
The title had been confirmed some hours earlier after second placed RB Leipzig lost to champions League hopeful Borussia Dortmund 3-2.
The champions elect are 10 points clear the top with 74 points collected in 32 league games.
Bayern had squandered their first chance to seal the title in April, when they lost to Mainz 2-1. Their title was further delayed a day after that defeat when nearest challengers RB Leipzig beat VFB Stuttgard 2-0.
It is the second trophy for Choupo-Moting at Bayern Munich after winning the FIFA Club World Cup in 2020.
The former Schalke 04 frontman joined Bayern Munich in 2020 from Paris Saint Germain on a one year deal.
According to the German tabloid newspaper Bild, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is on the verge of extending his stay with Bayern Munich by signing a new one year contract. The extension is to be this month.
The former Mainz 05 forward has scored nine goals in over 30 appearances this season for his club. In the Bundesliga, he has scored three goals in 20 games. He has been prolific in the Champions league especially during the absence of Robert Lewandowski, netting four times.
He has also equalled his personal best in terms of goals, scoring three consecutive games in all competitions for the second time in his career.
The Bundesliga trophy compensates for their exit in the UEFA Champions League where they won’t be defending their trophy after their quarter-final exit.
Personal Honours of Choupo-Moting
• Ligue 1: 2018–19, 2019–20
• Coupe de France: 2019–20
• Coupe de la Ligue: 2019–20
• UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2019–20
• FIFA Club World Cup: 2020
• Bundesliga Champion:2021
Fritz Walter Medal: U18 Silver Medal 2007