Bayer Leverkusen secured a dominant 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich, extending their lead at the top of the Bundesliga by five points and firmly establishing control of the title race.
Josip Stanisic, on loan from Bayern, opened the scoring for Leverkusen after 18 minutes, tapping in Robert Andrich’s cross. Leverkusen’s Alejandro Grimaldo then doubled the lead with a superb goal, assisted by Nathan Tella, before Jeremie Frimpong sealed the win in the final seconds with an empty-net goal.
Bayern Munich struggled to make an impact, managing only one shot on target throughout the match. Leverkusen’s disciplined performance and attacking prowess overwhelmed the reigning champions, who also faced defensive frailties.
Xabi Alonso, Leverkusen’s coach, praised his team’s discipline and expressed the importance of remaining focused despite the significant victory. Despite the win, Leverkusen remains composed, understanding that the season is far from over.
The match was marked by a delay due to fan protests, but once underway, Leverkusen showcased their superiority. Grimaldo’s goal, along with a near miss from a corner, highlighted Leverkusen’s dominance.
Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel admitted his team’s errors and inability to create chances, especially for star striker Harry Kane. Frimpong’s late goal, taking advantage of Manuel Neuer’s absence from the goal, capped off Leverkusen’s memorable performance.