The men’s championship streak is broken, now the women of FC Bayern Munich want to dominate German football for years to come.

“I am convinced that you can shape an era,” said CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen after winning the German championship early. And President Herbert Hainer, who traveled with us despite the men’s top game in Stuttgart, said: “No matter where in professional sport: FC Bayern wants to be at the top. Our goal is to be top both in Germany and in Europe.”

In the Champions League, the team of Norwegian coach Alexander Straus was already eliminated in the group phase. But nationally the season is impressive: the defense of the title is already certain after the third-to-last match day.

Early champions in Leverkusen – that’s something

The Bayern women have been unbeaten in league games for a year and a half, on Thursday they will win the double in the cup final against long-term rivals VfL Wolfsburg and Lena Oberdorf, a key player from Wolfsburg, is moving to Munich for the German record fee of 400,000 euros. Dreesen classified the title as “another chapter in this success story that is far from over.”

Hainer commented with a smile that the decisive step was taken with the 2-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen in the adjacent stadium to the BayArena. “It’s of course a nice story that we lose the men’s title to Leverkusen and then win it here with the women.” Before the Leverkusen coup, the Munich men had become champions eleven times in a row.

This is now the standard for women. “Congratulations! You achieved what we couldn’t do,” admitted men’s coach Thomas Tuchel without envy. And captain Manuel Neuer also warmly congratulated: “We are super happy that our women have achieved this again – congratulations.”

“We are far from reaching the limit”

The two teams have grown together in the club. This shows the value of the women’s team. And is a secret of success. “The continuous and targeted work of all those responsible over the past few years and the commitment within the entire club are important building blocks for the sustainable success of FC Bayern,” said DFB sports director Nia Künzer. “The fact that our president was here even though the men are playing in Stuttgart shows how important we are for the club. That’s the mia san mia that everyone is talking about,” said coach Straus.

The 48-year-old sees incredible potential in his team. “We’re far from reaching our limit,” said the coach, who became champions for the second time in his second year: “We’re getting a lot better. We want to play for the Champions League.”

National player Giulia Gwinn, for whom the title “meant the world” after two cruciate ligament tears in her two championship seasons so far, said: “The quality in our team cannot be compared to any other.”

The Munich women now also want the double

An important sign would therefore be winning the cup in a direct duel with Wolfsburg, who have always won this competition since 2015. That’s why the championship title was celebrated on Saturday with restrained foam, despite the usual beer showers. “We are all professional enough to know that it wouldn’t be the smartest thing to party now,” said Gwinn. And Hainer emphasised: “We have never won the double. And when you are so close and have had such an outstanding season, you want to take the last step.”

And at the end maybe celebrate together with the men. “It’s still possible for them to win the Champions League,” said Gwinn: “We haven’t done that yet.”