Leverkusen won its first Bundesliga championship in 120 years…Now, let’s try “Unbeatable”

April 15, 2024 | by

German professional soccer buyer Leverkusen won the Bundesliga for the first time in 120 years.

Leverkusen beat Werder Bremen 5-0 on the 15th (Korea time) with Florian Wirtz’s hat trick in the second half in the 29th round of the 2023-2024 Bundesliga at Bayerrena in Leverkusen, Germany.

As a result, leading Leverkusen (79 points, 25 wins, 4 draws) widened the gap with second-place Bayern Munich (63 points, 20 wins, 3 draws, 6 losses) to 16 points, confirming the league title regardless of the results of the remaining five games.

It is the first time that Leverkusen, a corporate club founded by workers of pharmaceutical company Bayer in July 1904, won the Bundesliga.

It is the first time in 31 years that he has won an official competition beyond the league since winning the German Football Association (DFB)-Pokal in the 1992-1993 season.

Leverkusen emerged as one of Germany’s leading strong teams in the 1980s, winning the UEFA Cup (1987-1988 season) thanks to the performances of former Korean national team coach Cha Bum-keun, but it had nothing to do with winning the Bundesliga.

As many as five times (1996-1997, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2001-2002, and 2010-2011), the team was nicknamed “Nekerkusen.” The team was ridiculed as a team that would never win the title.

This year, however, was different. Under Coach Xavi Alonso, the team had recorded 25 wins and four draws in 29 matches in the league to confirm its victory.

Bringing coach Alonso as the head coach in October 2022 became a “god move” for Leverkusen.

Alonso finished sixth in the 2022-2023 season and led his team to its first-ever championship this season.

Coach Alonso, who was coached by current Manchester City (England) coach Pep Guardiola, who is considered the best coach of this era in Munich, was in full swing this season, and Leverkusen almost dominated the Bundesliga.

There were reports that he received managerial offers from Liverpool (England) and Munich, but he also showed his “loyalty” to eventually declare that he would remain at Leverkusen.

Leverkusen’s “writing new history” may not end here. If it does not lose in the remaining five games, it will achieve an unbeaten win.

No other team has won the Bundesliga title unbeaten so far. Munich, a “giant” who won 11 consecutive championships, has also won the title without losing.

Even in the top five European leagues, winning the title without losing is a precious record. Since 2000, only Arsenal (England) in the 2003-2004 season and Juventus (Italy) in the 2011-2012 season have made it.

Leverkusen’s hunt for the trophy continues.

For now, he will reach the final at DFB-Pokal and challenge the ‘Domestic Double’ against Kaiserslautern on the 26th of next month.

In addition, the team could win the UEFA Europa Cup. It beat West Ham United 2-0 in the first leg of its quarterfinal match, giving it an advantageous position to advance to the semifinals.

Leverkusen led the way with Victor Boniface’s penalty kick first goal in the 25th minute of the first half. 노래방알바

Leverkusen, which solidified its victory with Granit Xhaka’s additional goal in the 15th minute of the second half, confirmed the championship with Florian Birtz hitting a series of “congratulations” in the 23rd, 38th and 45th minutes of the second half.

Meanwhile, Munich attempted to win its 12th consecutive league title by recruiting “iron pillar” Kim Min-jae and “scoring machine” Harry Kane ahead of this season, but was swept away by Leverkusen’s sensation.


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