Fans name a street after Xabi Alonso as Bayer Leverkusen win first-ever Bundesliga title

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Fans name a street after Xabi Alonso as Bayer Leverkusen win first-ever Bundesliga title

Ayoola Kelechi 20:26 - 14.04.2024

Xabi Alonso has become a Bayer Leverkusen legend after his latest exploits with the Bundesliga club

In Leverkusen, a historic moment unfolded as fans of Bayer Leverkusen renamed a street 'Xabi Alonso Street' after the Spanish manager led their beloved team to their first-ever Bundesliga title after 120 years of existence.

Breaking the Bayern Munich Dynasty

In a remarkable turn of events, coach Xabi Alonso led Bayer Leverkusen to their maiden German league title, shattering Bayern Munich’s streak of 11 consecutive championships. This historic achievement marks a watershed moment in the club's rich history.

The defining moment came in a historic showdown at the BayArena, where Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen etched their name into Bundesliga folklore with a resounding victory over Werder Bremen. This decisive win propelled the club to an impressive 79 points after securing victory in 25 of the 29 league matches played throughout the season.

Celebration and Recognition

As jubilant fans swarmed the streets, an estimated 10,000 supporters adorned in red and black gathered along Bismarck Street outside the BayArena to welcome the triumphant team. In a gesture of reverence and appreciation, the passionate fanbase took it upon themselves to rename the street 'Xabi Alonso Street' for the occasion, immortalizing the coach's pivotal role in their historic victory.

Bayer Leverkusen's triumph under the guidance of Xabi Alonso represents the culmination of years of hard work, perseverance, and unwavering belief. As the club embarks on a new era of dominance, the legacy of this historic victory—and the street that bears Xabi Alonso's name—will be etched into the annals of footballing lore.

A Season of Unprecedented Success

Xabi Alonso's managerial prowess has been nothing short of extraordinary, with Bayer Leverkusen currently boasting an unbeaten streak in all competitions after 43 matches—a feat matched only by a select few in European football history.

Moreover, the club finds itself on the brink of achieving a historic treble, with appearances in the final of the DFB Pokal and the semifinals of the UEFA Europa League.