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Watch the Celebrations! Bayer Leverkusen Clinches Historic Bundesliga Title

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Bayer Leverkusen made history by clinching their first-ever Bundesliga title with a commanding 5-0 victory over Werder Bremen.

The win secured the championship with five games to spare and marked a remarkable achievement for coach Alonso’s side.

Alonso expressed his elation after the game, acknowledging the significance of the moment for the club and its supporters. “It feels great. I have the feeling this is not just for us, this is for so many people that have been chasing this dream for so many years,” he remarked. “Past coaches are part of it as well. It is very special when it is the first time for everything, and this is the most difficult title probably.”

Leverkusen’s unbeaten streak in all competitions, which now stands at an impressive 43 games, highlights the team’s dominance throughout the season. They broke Bayern Munich’s German record of 32 games without defeat back in February, underlining their consistency and quality on the pitch.

The match against Werder Bremen saw Leverkusen take control early on, with Victor Boniface converting a penalty in the 25th minute to put his team ahead. Granit Xhaka’s long-range strike and Florian Wirtz’s superb efforts further extended Leverkusen’s lead, with Wirtz securing a hat trick to seal the victory in style.

The triumph marks a significant turnaround for Leverkusen since Alonso took over as coach in October 2022. From a second-bottom position last season, Alonso guided the team to a sixth-placed finish, laying the foundation for their title charge this season.

Key signings such as Boniface, Xhaka, Jonas Hofmann, and Alejandro Grimaldo played pivotal roles in Leverkusen’s success, seamlessly integrating into the squad and contributing to their championship-winning campaign.

Alonso credited the entire squad for their collective effort, emphasizing the importance of each player’s contribution. “All of them, the 25 players of the squad,” Alonso stated. “We have a proper team. We change players and they deliver. That’s one of the successes of this team. Each player felt they were important.”

The Bundesliga title also marks a significant milestone for Leverkusen, dispelling the ‘Neverkusen’ tag that has haunted the club as perennial runners-up. Despite finishing second in the league on five occasions, Leverkusen finally broke through this season to claim the coveted trophy.

The victory over Bayern Munich earlier in the season demonstrated Leverkusen’s ability to overcome historical setbacks and emerge as genuine title contenders. Alonso’s commitment to remaining as head coach for the next season further solidifies the club’s ambitions for sustained success.

As scenes of jubilation unfolded at the BayArena, Leverkusen celebrated not only a historic triumph but also a testament to their perseverance and determination to reach the pinnacle of German football.