Bayer Leverkusen: How Xabi Alonso’s Side Can Win Bundesliga This Weekend without Kicking a Ball

Bayer Leverkusen: How Xabi Alonso’s Side Can Win Bundesliga This Weekend without Kicking a Ball

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2024 at 12:13 PM
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  • Bayer Leverkusen could win the Bundesliga title this weekend
  • Xabi Alonso’s side is 16 points clear at the top of the table
  • The German outfit has not lost a match all season

There is no stopping Bayer Leverkusen at this point.

The German club is on the verge of making history in the Bundesliga, and it is now a question of “when”, not “if” they will win a maiden title.

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Xabi Alonso looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League 2023/24 Quarter-Final first leg match against West Ham United FC at BayArena on April 11, 2024.Photo by Rene Nijhuis.
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Sitting 16 points clear off 11-time defending champions Bayern Munich, Xabi Alonso’s side has been flawless this season, dropping points four times all season and going on a frightening unbeaten run across all competitions.

Having experienced title heartbreak twice in the past, Leverkusen are determined to make amends and win their first Bundesliga title, and their run of 29 league games without a defeat shows immense growth at the club.

On match week 29, Leverkusen could be crowned champions of Germany with five games to spare, and this could happen in one of three ways.

1. A win would do it

As mentioned earlier, Leverkusen are 16 points clear off Bayern Munich, who suffered back-to-back defeats against Borussia Dortmund and Heidenheim.

Leverkusen’s next match in the Bundesliga is against Werder Bremen on Sunday, April 14, and a win would be enough for them to win the title as they currently need just two points to cross the line, regardless of whether Bayern and third-placed Stuttgart win their games against FC Koln and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively.

2. If Bayern and/or Stuttgart draw

Mathematically, there is still a chance either Bayern or Stuttgart can catch up to Leverkusen.

But realistically speaking, catching up to a team that needs just two points from their remaining six games is next to impossible.

With Leverkusen playing on Sunday, they would only need a draw against Werder Bremen in the event Bayern and Stuttgart dropped points in their respective games.

3. Leverkusen could win league without kicking a ball

Finally, there is a dream scenario that could see Xabi Alonso’s side crowned champions of the Bundesliga before their match on Sunday.

If both Bayern and Stuttgart lose their matches on Saturday, Xabi Alonso’s side could end the day as Champions, according to the Bundesliga website.

Harry Kane taunted by Arsenal fans

In other news, Bayern striker Harry Kane was taunted with Bundesliga chants by savage Arsenal fans.

As Sports Brief reported, the forward, who scored for Bayern against Arsenal on Tuesday, had his interview disrupted by Gunners fans at the Emirates. The fans reminded him of his Bundesliga shortcomings.

The noise was surely hard to ignore, and it prompted Kane to issue a cheeky comment.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.