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Bayer Leverkusen Extend Unbeaten Streak with Dominant Win

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Bayer Leverkusen continued their extraordinary unbeaten run across all competitions, stretching it to an impressive 50 consecutive matches with a resounding 5-0 victory over VfL Bochum.

The Bundesliga champions, under the guidance of Xabi Alonso, are eyeing a treble of titles this season and recently surpassed Benfica’s long-standing European unbeaten record from 1963 to 1965.

In Thursday’s Europa League clash against AS Roma, Leverkusen secured a spot in the final with a 2-2 draw, maintaining their undefeated streak. On Sunday, facing Bochum, the last team to defeat them almost a year ago, Leverkusen showed no mercy. Patrik Schick and Victor Boniface propelled them to a commanding lead late in the first half, taking advantage of Bochum being reduced to 10 men after Felix Passlack’s early red card.

Midfielder Robert Andrich expressed the significance of their Bundesliga triumph, emphasizing the emotional aspect for the club and its supporters. With one Bundesliga game left in the season, Leverkusen sit comfortably at the top with 87 points, a staggering 15 points ahead of second-placed Bayern Munich. They have the opportunity to etch their names in history as the first Bundesliga team to finish a season unbeaten if they avoid defeat against Augsburg in their final fixture.

Leverkusen’s dominance extends beyond domestic competition, as they aim for glory in the Europa League final against Atalanta and the German Cup final against Kaiserslautern. The team’s ambition is palpable, with dreams of lifting three trophies in Dublin and Berlin before heading into the offseason.

Against Bochum, Leverkusen showcased their superiority with goals from Amine Adli, Josip Stanisic, and Alejandro Grimaldo, securing a comprehensive victory. This triumph also marked a historic achievement for Leverkusen, becoming only the third team in Bundesliga history to remain unbeaten in every away match of a season.

Reflecting on the match, coach Xabi Alonso expressed satisfaction with the result and highlighted the upcoming challenge of securing the Bundesliga title without a single defeat. The prospect of achieving this feat adds further motivation for Leverkusen as they aim to cap off their remarkable season with an unprecedented achievement.