Bayer Leverkusen

Die Werkself Ascendant: Why Bayer Leverkusen Are Bundesliga Title Contenders
Bayer Leverkusen, Bundesliga, Football

Die Werkself Ascendant: Why Bayer Leverkusen Are Bundesliga Title Contenders

By Score More Staff Bayer Leverkusen's 2023/24 season has been nothing short of remarkable. Currently riding a historic unbeaten streak, they find themselves at the top of the Bundesliga table, challenging the established dominance of Bayern Munich. This article delves into the key factors propelling Leverkusen's success, making a strong case for their title credentials. The Alonso Effect: Orchestrating Success with Tactical Finesse The arrival of Xabi Alonso as head coach has undeniably been a turning point for Leverkusen. His influence goes beyond mere tactics; he's instilled a philosophy. Alonso's preferred style revolves around possession-based football, with an emphasis on intricate passing and controlling the tempo of the game. This approach is not only aesthetically pleasing bu...
Late Drama in Bundesliga Showdown: Bayer Leverkusen Holds Bayern Munich to a 2-2 Draw
Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen

Late Drama in Bundesliga Showdown: Bayer Leverkusen Holds Bayern Munich to a 2-2 Draw

By Score More MUNICH - Exequiel Palacios scored a penalty in injury time for Bayer Leverkusen to hold 11-time defending champion Bayern Munich 2-2 away and declare itself a Bundesliga title contender on Friday. Dayot Upamecano scored with the last kick of the game for Bayern, but the France defender was confirmed offside by a video review and Thomas Tuchel´s team had to settle for a point against the only other side to have started the league with three wins. It seemed like Leon Goretzka had earned Bayern a late win to maintain the champion´s perfect start. Substitute Mathys Tel crossed from the left and found Goretzka free in the middle to fire what many presumed was the winner in the 86th minute. "It looked like we landed the lucky punch, but then we had the iffy decision against ...