Xabi Alonso

Leverkusen's flawless plan to win historic Bundesliga title

The team made sure of their first trophy in 31 years with five matches left in the season.

Alonso banishes Leverkusen's unwanted 'Neverkusen' reputation

The German equivalent of "Neverkusen" is "Vizekusen", which translates to "the champions of second place".

'We're not done yet', says Leverkusen boss Alonso

Leverkusen's 5-0 win over Werder Bremen at home on Sunday, including a second-half hat-trick from Florian Wirtz, sealed a first Bundesliga title in their 120-year history.

Alonso's Leverkusen seal historic Bundesliga title

Bayer Leverkusen's record-breaking run to their first Bundesliga title was no fluke, with a 16-month plan coming to fruition.

Meet the (almost) invincibles: Three undefeated football teams

Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen of 2023-24 stand on the cusp of greatness, with just 11 matches theoretically between them and a record undefeated season for a top-five European league team.

Leverkusen chase invincibility with Bundesliga title in sight

With 24 wins and four draws in the league this season, Leverkusen are on the cusp of going through a Bundesliga season undefeated.

Hofmann, Boniface shine as Leverkusen strike late to beat West Ham

Jonas Hofmann and Victor Boniface scored after coming off the bench as Bayer Leverkusen beat West Ham 2-0 at home on Thursday in their Europa League quarter-final first leg.

Istanbul hero Alonso 'living another miracle' with Leverkusen

Leverkusen head into Thursday's home first leg against West Ham in the Europa League quarter-finals unbeaten in 41 matches this season, with 36 wins and five draws.

'Still too early' for Leverkusen title talk says Alonso

Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso insisted Friday it was "still too early" to talk about the Bundesliga title despite his team being 13 points clear at the top of the table.

March 30, 2024
March 30, 2024

Andrich and Schick late show keeps Leverkusen unbeaten

Last-gasp goals from Robert Andrich and Patrik Schick kept Bayer Leverkusen's undefeated record this season alive with a 2-1 home win over Hoffenheim on Saturday.

March 29, 2024
March 29, 2024

Alonso to stay on as Leverkusen boss

Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso ended speculation of a potential move to one of his former clubs Liverpool or Bayern Munich in the close season when the Spaniard said on Friday that he was committed to staying with the Bundesliga leaders.

March 28, 2024
March 28, 2024

Liverpool 'not the right option' for Alonso: Matthaeus

Alonso has been linked with moves to Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, clubs where he all spent time as a player, having so far done a stunning job at runaway Bundesliga leaders Leverkusen.

March 17, 2024
March 17, 2024

Leverkusen extend unbeaten run to 38 as Bundesliga title nears

Florian Wirtz scored after 84 seconds as Bayer Leverkusen made it 38 games unbeaten in all competitions with a 3-2 victory in Freiburg on Sunday.

March 6, 2024
March 6, 2024

Xabi Alonso: Rising star catches eye of Liverpool, Bayern

Xabi Alonso has taken Bayer Leverkusen to the brink of their first Bundesliga title, but the rising star of European coaching could soon be on the move to Liverpool or Bayern Munich.

March 3, 2024
March 3, 2024

Leverkusen extend Bundesliga lead to 10 points with derby win

Bayer Leverkusen tightened their grip at the top of the Bundesliga with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Cologne to pull 10 points clear of Bayern Munich.

February 24, 2024
February 24, 2024

Alonso brushes off Liverpool, Bayern rumours

Xabi Alonso said on Friday links to Liverpool and Bayern Munich were "just speculation" and that his "head is here" as he strives to take his record-breaking Bayer Leverkusen side to a first Bundesliga title.

February 24, 2024
February 24, 2024

Leverkusen set new 33-match unbeaten record

A long-range shot from Robert Andrich took Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen to a 2-1 home win against Mainz on Friday, setting a new German record of 33 games unbeaten.

February 23, 2024
February 23, 2024

I am not the only problem in Bayern's bad run: Tuchel

Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel said he was not the only one responsible for his team's bad form and hoped the club's decision to part ways with him at the end of the season would liberate him and his players for the remainder of the campaign.

February 22, 2024
February 22, 2024

'Not the right moment' to discuss future, says Alonso

Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso said Thursday it was "not the right moment for me to talk about" his future, with the in-demand coach linked to Bayern Munich and Liverpool.

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