Bayern supremacy in the Bundesliga has come to an end. A new era has begun with Xavi Alonso arriving in Germany, bringing his magical skills to underdog Bayer Leverkusen. Xavi Alonso’s Leverkusen are the frontrunner to win the league title, and their chances became stronger last night when they humiliated FC Bayern Munich at Bay Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen are the only unbeaten team in Europe and leading the point table in the Bundesliga. With 55 points from 21 games, the Alonso boys are at the top of the table. In addition, they are now five points clear of Bayern Munich following their stunning win last night.
In a high-voltage match, Bayer Leverkusen welcomed Bayern Munich at Bay Arena. Xavi Alonso set up the team formation with an aggressive 3-4-2-1. Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel also followed the same formation, leaving Harry Kane at the heart of Bayern’s attack.
From the start, Bayern Munich tried to take control of the match, keeping more possession under them. But it was Leverkusen who seemed very threatening when they got the ball. Their counterattacks were really difficult to stop for the Bavarians.
However, the home side didn’t take long to score at Bay Arena. In the 18th minute, Josip Stanisic, who joined Leverkusen from Bayern Munich on loan, drew the first blood as he scored a stunning goal for the home side. But Stanisic refused to celebrate the goal against his parent club.
Regarding the goal from Stanisic, Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel said, “In England, there’s a nice rule where when you loan a player out, they can’t play against you. For me that makes more sense. The rule unfortunately doesn’t exist in Germany.”
After that, Bayern Munich tried hard and kept more possession. But Bayer Leverkusen’s defense was very compact, and they didn’t concede many chances. As a result, the first half ended with Bayer Leverkusen taking a one-goal lead at Bay Arena.
Coming back from the break, the home side got an early goal. This time, midfielder Alex Grimaldo found the net in the 50th minute with the help of Nathan Tella. This goal had almost secured the match for the home side, yet Bayern Munich fought for their lives to return one but failed.
Moreover, the home side made the scoreline 3-0 when Jeremie Frimpong scored a fantastic goal in injury time. In the 90+5th minute, Bayern Munich got a corner kick and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer came inside Leverkusen’s box to help his team. But it didn’t work as Leverkusen immediately went for a counter-attack, and Jeremie Frimpong scored an amazing goal from the middle of the pitch.
In the end, Bayer Leverkusen won the match by a dominating 3-0 margin at Bay Arena and have gone five points clear of Bayern Munich.