Xabi Alonso expresses "the feeling is incredible" after Bayer Leverkusen won their first Bundesliga title with five matches to spare thanks to a 5-0 win over Werder Bremen.
Xabi Alonso expresses "the feeling is incredible" after Bayer Leverkusen won their first Bundesliga title with five matches to spare thanks to a 5-0 win over Werder Bremen.

Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen end Bayern’s 11-year reign 

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Xabi Alonso expresses “the feeling is incredible” after Bayer Leverkusen won their first Bundesliga title with five matches to spare thanks to a 5-0 win over Werder Bremen.

Bayern Munich Keeps the Celebration on Hold

On Saturday, Bayern Munich’s victory over Cologne temporarily delayed Leverkusen‘s title celebrations, prolonging the anticipation for at least another day.

Jubilation for Alonso’s Team

However, the jubilation erupted at BayArena on Sunday as Leverkusen secured a historic win. 

Manager Alonso, experiencing his first full season in charge, expressed the overwhelming joy of the moment, drenched in beer as per German tradition. The victory marked a significant milestone for the team and its supporters.

Memorable Goals and Unbelievable Achievements

Victor Boniface’s early penalty set the tone for Leverkusen’s triumph, followed by stunning goals from Granit Xhaka and Florian Wirtz. 

The atmosphere reached a fever pitch as fans stormed the pitch twice, celebrating Wirtz’s hat-trick and the team’s unprecedented success. Xhaka and Wirtz reflected on the surreal nature of their achievement, still coming to terms with the magnitude of their triumph.

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Ending Bayern’s Dominance

Leverkusen’s triumph ends Bayern’s remarkable era of Bundesliga dominance, marking a historic shift in German football. Unbeaten throughout the season, Leverkusen’s remarkable run under Alonso’s leadership positions them for a potential treble, with the German Cup and Europa League still within reach.

Leverkusen’s Journey to Glory

From relegation-threatened status to Bundesliga champions in just over a year, Leverkusen’s ascent under Alonso’s guidance is nothing short of extraordinary. 

The victory symbolizes resilience, determination, and the power of teamwork, inspiring fans and football enthusiasts alike with their remarkable journey to glory.

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