Bayer Leverkusen Breaks Long Standing Record Held by Juventus After Seeing Off West Ham

Bayer Leverkusen Breaks Long Standing Record Held by Juventus After Seeing Off West Ham

Fred Kennedy
April 19, 2024 at 10:21 AM
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  • Bayer Leverkusen have been in perfect form this season under Xabi Alonso
  • The German giants have gone 44 games without tasting defeat this season
  • The Alonso-tutored team extended their unbeaten streak against West Ham

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Xabi Alonso has helped Bayer Leverkusen break a long-standing record previously held by Italian giants Juventus.

Leverkusen have been in terrific form this season under the Liverpool legend, with the club in a pole position to win a historic treble.

Leverkusen players celebrate after the UEFA Europa League 2023/24 Quarter-Final second-leg match against West Ham United. Photo by Vincent Mignott.
Leverkusen players celebrate after the UEFA Europa League 2023/24 Quarter-Final second-leg match against West Ham United. Photo by Vincent Mignott.
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The German side were crowned Bundesliga champions last Sunday with a few matches left to spare in what was their first top-flight crown in history.

Their triumph also ended Bayern Munich's Bundesliga hegemony, which had seen them win the title for 11 consecutive seasons.

Apart from the domestic title, Alonso's men are also in contention for the German Cup, where they will face FC Kaiserslautern, as well as the Europa League.

Leverkusen breaks Juve's record

To put Die Werkself's dominance this season into perspective, the side remain unbeaten across competitions this season.

According to SPORTbible, the German side extended their unbeaten streak to 44 games on Thursday night after their 1-1 draw against West Ham United in the Europa League.

Michael Antonio handed the Hammers the lead at the London Stadium before Jeremie Frimpong equalised at stoppage time to ensure his side continues with its impressive run of form.

Leverkusen's run of 44 games without a defeat saw them become the first team in Europe's top five leagues to go the longest without a loss.

The previous record of a 43-game unbeaten run was held by Juventus, who set it between May 2011 and May 2012 under Antonio Conte.

Leverkusen star batptises Alonso with beer

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Victor Boniface sharing a special moment with Alonso after Bayer Leverkusen's Bundesliga triumph.

The Nigeria forward scored his 11th Bundesliga goal of the season as Leverkusen ran riot over Werder Bremen at the Bay Arena to win the German title for the first time.

Alonso made history by becoming the first coach to achieve that incredible feat with the German club.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.