In a thrilling Bundesliga encounter, Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen displayed their dominance by securing a convincing 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich.
This win propelled Leverkusen five points clear at the top of the table, firmly placing them in control of the Bundesliga title race.
The match started with Leverkusen-born defender Josip Stanisic, on loan from Bayern, scoring the opening goal in the 18th minute.
Leverkusen continued their attacking prowess in the second half, with Alex Grimaldo adding another goal early on.
In injury time, Jeremie Frimpong capitalized on a counter-attack, sealing the emphatic victory for Leverkusen.
Bayern Munich struggled to find answers against a spirited and skillful Leverkusen side.
Leverkusen’s defense effectively neutralized star striker Harry Kane, while their attacking play remained fluid and dynamic throughout the game.
With only 13 games remaining this season, Leverkusen, five-time runners-up, now have a golden opportunity to break Bayern’s 11-year reign in the Bundesliga.
This victory has further fueled their pursuit of the club’s first German title, shedding their unwanted nickname of ‘Neverkusen.’
Midfielder Robert Andrich expressed his team’s relentless approach, stating, “From minute one until minute 90, we had our foot on the pedal.”
Xabi Alonso praised his players’ willingness to make sacrifices, acknowledging that it has contributed to the team’s improvement.
On the other hand, a visibly frustrated Thomas Mueller lamented Bayern’s dismal performance, highlighting the lack of risk-taking and freedom in their play.
Despite facing protests and a delayed start due to ongoing demonstrations against increased foreign investment in German football, Leverkusen showed no signs of nervousness.
They stuck to their high-risk, high-reward approach, even under the tight press from Bayern.
This victory further solidifies Leverkusen’s status as genuine title contenders.
Their unwavering determination and attacking prowess have set them apart in the Bundesliga race, making them a force to be reckoned with.
This article was updated 2 weeks ago