With Bayern Munich continuing to extend their winning streak, coach Xabi Alonso’s team must do the same if they want to continue to occupy the top spot in the Bundesliga.
They faced Union Berlin, a team that was considered a phenomenon last season. With home advantage, Leverkusen attacked aggressively from the first minutes. After a series of defensive situations, they scored the opening goal from rookie Alex Grimaldo in the 23rd minute.
Under great pressure created by their opponents, Berlin could do nothing but deploy a large number of personnel in front of the penalty area. However, with the diverse playing style that Xabi Alonso’s team created, they had to continuously concede goals in the second half.
From minutes 57 to 83, Odilon Kossounou, Jonathan Tah and Nathan Tella took turns filling in their names on the scoreboard, thereby helping Bayer Leverkusen return to the top position.
Final results: Leverkusen 4-0 Union Berlin
Scored: Alex Grimaldo (23′), Odilon Kossounou (57′), Jonathan Tah (73′), Nathan Tella (83′)
Hrádecký – Kossounou, Tah, Hincapié – Frimpong (Tella 81′), Palacios (Andrich 87′), Xhaka, Grimaldo – Hofmann (Adli 81′), Wirtz (Mbamba 87′) – Boniface (Hložek 87′)
Rønnow – Jaeckel, Bonucci (Knoche 24′), Leite – Král – Juranović (Trimmel 46′), Laïdouni, Haberer, Roussillon (Gosens 68′) – Becker (Aaronson 64′), Fofana (Behrens 68′)
Truong Son | 23:09 November 12, 2023