Inside Bayer Leverkusen’s historic unbeaten Bundesliga season, how they made it

Newly-crowned Germany champions; Bayer Leverkusen Saturday spectacularly wrote history books, completing the first unbeaten Bundesliga season, thanks to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Augsburg on the final day of the campaign.

This triumph not only secured their Bundesliga dominance but also marked them as the first team in Europe’s top five men’s leagues to achieve an unbeaten season since Juventus in 2011-12, a feat that reverberates through football’s illustrious past.

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Xabi Alonso’s champions, who sealed the title on April 14, showcased their formidable prowess with a commanding 2-0 lead at halftime courtesy of goals from Victor Boniface and Robert Andrich.

Despite a spirited response from Augsburg, Leverkusen held their ground, clinching victory and capping off a historic season with an unbeaten record.

Leverkusen’s remarkable achievement extends beyond the Bundesliga, as they remain unbeaten in all competitions this season, extending their record-breaking unbeaten run to an astounding 51 matches.

The Bundesliga winners now turn their attention to further glory on the European and domestic fronts. With the Europa League final against Atalanta looming, followed by a clash with second-tier Kaiserslautern in the German Cup final, Alonso has issued a rallying cry to his squad, urging them to seize the opportunity to etch their names in football folklore once again.

Alonso, speaking at a press conference, expressed pride in his team’s extraordinary achievement, stating;- “To reach 90 points is extremely strong. The record is 91, we just missed that, but to remain undefeated is extraordinary. This achievement is outstanding, not only in Germany but also in Europe.”

The coach emphasized the uniqueness of the upcoming challenges, urging his players to maintain focus and extend their historic unbeaten run.

“The fans can celebrate today. We will enjoy it and then recover tomorrow. It is an important day for the club, and it is totally deserved to become champions undefeated, unbelievable, so we will need some time to let that sink in,” he remarked.

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