Amazing Leverkusen complete unbeaten Bundesliga season

Champions Bayer Leverkusen have beaten Augsburg 2-1 in front of their ecstatic home fans to become the first men's Bundesliga team to go unbeaten over an entire season.

Victor Boniface and Robert Andrich both scored as Leverkusen finished the campaign with 28 victories and six draws on Saturday.

Xabi Alonso's side lifted the trophy, having clinched a maiden league title with five games to spare.

They can also win the German Cup and Europa League where they are also unbeaten. So far, their overall tally for the campaign is an incredible 51 games without defeat.

Bayern Munich had previously come closest to an unbeaten campaign in the 60-year history of the Bundesliga, losing just one game in 1986-87 and 2012-13.

"History owed Leverkusen the title," chief executive Fernando Carro said after years of near misses prompted the nickname 'Neverkusen'.

Elsewhere, Cologne were relegated alongside bottom club Darmstadt, whose fate had already been sealed.

Cologne had to win but lost 4-1 at Heidenheim, while Bochum must now play in the relegation play-off, with Mainz winning to save themselves and Union scoring a winner in stoppage time to survive with a 2-1 victory over Freiburg.

Sixth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt are heading for the Europa League, or Champions League if Borussia Dortmund win this season's final.

Seventh-placed Hoffenheim will be in Europe next term after coming from behind to beat third-placed Bayern 4-2.

If Leverkusen win the German Cup, Heideinheim in eighth will have a Conference League spot after their first ever Bundesliga season.

Bayern's defeat and VfB Stuttgart's 4-0 home win over Borussia Monchengladbach mean Stuttgart finish second - with more points than Bayern did when winning last season's title.

The last time Bayern finished third was 2011. Coach Thomas Tuchel leaves on another low point on the day possible Bayern target Robert De Zerbi announced he was leaving Brighton.

Bayern's Harry Kane, out with a back injury, finishes top scorer without playing. The England captain netted 36 goals, five short of Robert Lewandowski's record.

The other positive for Bayern was Thomas Muller equalling Sepp Maier's record for Bayern appearances in the Bundesliga as the 34-year-old played in his 473rd match for the club.

Serhou Guirassy, Kane's nearest rival, scored his 27th and 28th of the campaign for Stuttgart, who crowned a stunning season for a side who had battled relegation last term.

Marco Reus netted with a trademark free-kick as he captained Borussia Dortmund on his final home appearance before leaving after 12 years.

He also hit the bar and set up Ian Maatsen's opener in a 4-0 victory over Darmstadt. It was the Black and Yellows' last warm-up before the Champions League final against Real Madrid on June 1 at Wembley.

If Dortmund win the showpiece, Frankfurt will join the already-qualified top five in the revamped Champions League next term because Germany receives an extra spot after its strong showing in Europe this term. Frankfurt drew 2-2 with fourth-placed RB Leipzig.