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Leverkusen Makes Bundesliga History with Unbeaten Season

Bayer Leverkusen became the first team in Bundesliga history to complete an entire season unbeaten following their 2-1 home victory against Augsburg on Saturday. This win extended their undefeated streak in all competitions to an impressive 51 games.
Crowned Bundesliga champions for the first time in April, Leverkusen secured the win with goals from Victor Boniface and Robert Andrich.
Boniface opened the scoring after 12 minutes, capitalizing on a mistake by Augsburg goalkeeper Tomas Koubek. Andrich doubled the lead in the 27th minute with a clever backheel finish. Augsburg’s Mert Komor scored a stunning goal in the 62nd minute, but Leverkusen held on for the win.
Leverkusen’s remarkable season includes an undefeated run of 34 Bundesliga matches, 12 Europa League games, and five German Cup fixtures. They are set to compete in the Europa League final against Atalanta and the German Cup final against Kaiserslautern this week.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the table, Cologne was relegated after a 4-1 defeat to Heidenheim.
Union Berlin narrowly avoided relegation with a dramatic 2-1 stoppage-time win over Freiburg.
Kevin Volland missed a penalty, but Janik Haberer scored the rebound to save Union. Bochum, who lost 4-1 to Werder Bremen, will face a relegation playoff against Fortuna Düsseldorf.
In other matches, Stuttgart leapfrogged Bayern Munich into second place with a 4-0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach, thanks to Serhou Guirassy’s brace.
Bayern Munich, playing without the injured Harry Kane, suffered a 4-2 defeat to Hoffenheim, driven by Andrej Kramaric’s hat-trick.
Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus had a memorable final home game, contributing a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win over Darmstadt.
Eintracht Frankfurt drew 2-2 with RB Leipzig, and Mainz came from behind to secure a 3-1 victory at Wolfsburg.
Leverkusen’s unbeaten run includes notable statistics:
0: Bayer Leverkusen did not lose once in the Bundesliga this season.
1: Bayer Leverkusen are the first team in German football history to go through a Bundesliga season unbeaten.
51: Bayer Leverkusen are yet to lose in 51 matches in all competitions this season. The run includes 34 Bundesliga games, 12 Europa League matches and five in the German Cup.
1: Bundesliga titles in Bayer Leverkusen’s 120-year history.
2: Bayer Leverkusen won just two titles before this season — the 1988 Europa League and the 1993 German Cup.
3: With the Bundesliga wrapped up in April, Bayer Leverkusen could win a total of three trophies this season. Xabi Alonso’s side face Atalanta in the Europa League final on Wednesday and Kaiserslautern in the German Cup final on Saturday.
5: Bayer Leverkusen have finished second five times in the league.
15: Bayer Leverkusen have scored 15 goals after the 90-minute mark in all competitions this year. If counting from the 80-minute mark, the tally rises to 33.
59: Bayer Leverkusen’s 49th match unbeaten, which came in the Europa League semi-finals with a stoppage time equaliser against Roma, broke a 59-year UEFA record set by Benfica from 1963 to 1965.
90: Bayer Leverkusen’s points tally this season — the equal second-best in Bundesliga history behind Bayern Munich 2012-13 (91).
3: Star Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Florian Wirtz won the Bundesliga Player of the Month award three times this season, in October, December and February. Alex Grimaldo in April and Victor Boniface in August were Leverkusen’s other winners.
3: Three players have hit double figures of goals in the league this season: Victor Boniface (14), Florian Wirtz (11) and Alex Grimaldo (10).
13: Alex Grimaldo has 13 assists, the highest in the league, while Florian Wirtz has 11.
33: Bayer Leverkusen have scored in 33 of their 34 games, only drawing a blank in a 0-0 home draw with Borussia Moenchengladbach..
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