Bayern Munich Nears Bundesliga Title With 9-2 Rout of Hamburg

Bayern Munich moved to the brink of the title in German soccer’s Bundesliga with a 9-2 rout of Hamburg.

Claudio Pizzaro scored four goals as Bayern stayed 20 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund, which beat Stuttgart 2-1, with seven games remaining. Bayern can claim its record-extending 22nd Bundesliga title by beating Frankfurt next weekend.

Barcelona drew 2-2 with Celta Vigo as Lionel Messi scored in his 19th straight match in Spain’s La Liga. Barcelona stayed 13 points clear of second-place Real Madrid, which drew 1-1 with Real Zaragoza.

Juventus won 2-1 at Inter Milan to maintain its nine-point lead in Italy’s Serie A over Napoli, which beat Torino 5-3. AC Milan is 11 points back following a 1-0 at Chievo.

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