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Leverkusen fans in high spirits as first Bundesliga title edges closer

Bayer Leverkusen fans are in high spirits as Xabi Alonso’s men close in on their first Bundesliga title in the club’s 119-year history.

A win against Werder Bremen would secure the title with five games spare.

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Leverkusen fans welcome the players to the BayArena. Photo by Icon Sport

Leverkusen fans welcome players’ bus

Ahead of the match, Leverkusen fans were in party mood as they welcomed the team bus into the BayArena. Thousands of fans waited with red and black flags, banners, and flares as the coach arrived at the stadium.

Fans also chanted loudly, with police sirens going off in the background. Over on X.com (formerly Twitter), the official Leverkusen account posted a video of the pre-match scenes with the message “BAYER LEVERKUSEN VON 1904!”

@dw_sports added: “The BayArena’s 30,000 stadium capacity might be a little tight on space today for Leverkusen fans.”

Alonso acknowledges supporters

When the Leverkusen players and staff made their way into the ground, Alonso made time to shake hands and acknowledge fans in the home end. @YashRMFC said: “This is the love Xabi deserves, he has done miracles this season with Bayer Leverkusen.”

The game started well for Leverkusen, with Victor Boniface scoring a 25th minute penalty to put Alonso’s side ahead.


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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