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Bayer Leverkusen becomes first team in Bundesliga history to complete a full season without a loss

Head coach Xabi Alonso told reporters "Our team has written itself into Bundesliga history" after the team's 2-1 win against FC Augsburg.
Leverkusen's head coach Xabi Alonso celebrates with the trophy as his team won the German Bundesliga
Posted at 8:50 PM, May 18, 2024

"In 20 years we will look back and all be able to say, 'Wow, we were there.'" Those were the words of Bayer Leverkusen head coach Xabi Alonso, the Spanish-born champion manager who took his team into an historic Bundesliga score as the team became the first in football history to finish a full season without a loss.

"We will never forget this day. It is totally deserved. In the end, we are undefeated," he told reporters, according to Eurosport.

The team's 2-1 defeat over FC Augsburg on Saturday — in front of a home crowd at Bay Arena in Leverkusen, Germany — saw Bayer Leverkusen extend their winning streak to 51 games, according to Goal.

Team members and fans shouted at the top of their lungs in celebration as Alonso lifted up the title-win trophy they earned for the Bundesliga achievement.
ESPN analysts said it's a win that will be a lesson for teams across Europe, who have the resources — who now don't have many excuses not to follow the lead of this team that has been "one of a kind," as one reporter put it.

Attention from the United States

The win appears to have gained massive attention for the sport in the United States. Trend reports on Google Saturday showed Bundesliga was at the top of terms searched on the site from U.S. users, just after the win.

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