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Bayer once again won on the way to the Bundesliga title and broke Bayern's record (video)

ByИван Дунаев

Feb 24, 2024

 Bayer once again won on the way to the Bundesliga title and broke Bayern's record (video)

Team Xabi Alonso rewrote the history of German football. Bayer Leverkusen beat Mainz in the home match of the 23rd round of the German Bundesliga . The match at the BayArena in Leverkusen ended with the score 2:1.

Xabi Alonso's team took the lead in the third minute – Granit Xhaka sent the ball into the top near corner with a beautiful long-range strike.

The guests managed to quickly come back – by 8 In the 68th minute, Dominique Cor struck a precise blow.

For a long time, Mainz managed to hold back the pressure from the championship leader, but in the 68th minute Leverkusen finally pulled out victory. After a long-range shot by Robert Andrichvisiting goalkeeper Robin Zentner made a blunder and hit the ball straight into his own goal.

Note that Mainz ended the match in the minority – in the 80th minute, Jessic Ngankam received a straight red card for a hard foul .

Review of the match “Bayer” – “Mainz”

Thus, Bayer set a historical record – for Alonso’s team this match became the 33rd in a row without defeat in all tournaments (29 wins and four draws). No German club had ever had such a series before. Leverkusen beat the achievement of Bayern, which did not lose 32 matches in a row in 2019-2020.

Bayer (61 points) at the top of the Bundesliga increased its lead over closest pursuer Bayern to 11 points , which played one less match. Mainz (15 points) is in the relegation zone, occupying penultimate place.

In the next round, Bayer will play away against Cologne on March 3. A day earlier, Mainz will host Borussia Mönchengladbach.

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