Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

1st in German Bundesliga

LIVE Transfer Talk: City battle Liverpool for Wirtz, Musiala LIVE Transfer Talk: City battle Liverpool for Wirtz, Musiala

Manchester City scouted Bayern Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz and Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala when the two clubs clashed in the Bundesliga last week. Transfer Talk has the latest.

Laurens: Bundesliga title chase is over for Bayern Laurens: Bundesliga title chase is over for Bayern

Julien Laurens and Don Hutchison react after Bayern Munich's 3-2 loss to Bochum in the Bundesliga.

European soccer news: Bayern Munich in crisis European soccer news: Bayern Munich in crisis

In desperate need of a win, Bayen slipped to a surprise loss at Bochum. Meanwhile in Spain, Madrid's draw kept the title race alive. Here's what you missed in European soccer.

Leverkusen beat Heidenheim to go eight points clear Leverkusen beat Heidenheim to go eight points clear

Bayer Leverkusen's Bundesliga lead grows to eight points after taking down Heidenheim 2-1.

Leaders Leverkusen battle past Heidenheim 2-1 for record-equalling run Leaders Leverkusen battle past Heidenheim 2-1 for record-equalling run

Bayer Leverkusen scored once in either half to battle past hosts Heidenheim 2-1 on Saturday and open up an eight-point gap at the top of the table.

Klopp backs Alonso as 'standout' manager of new generation Klopp backs Alonso as 'standout' manager of new generation

Jurgen Klopp has lauded Xabi Alonso, the reported frontrunner to replace him as Liverpool manager, as the "standout" manager of the new generation of coaches.

Transfer Talk: Frimpong, Tapsoba on Man United radar Transfer Talk: Frimpong, Tapsoba on Man United radar

Man United want to sign Bayer Leverkusen defenders Jeremie Frimpong and Edmond Tapsoba. Transfer Talk has the latest.

European soccer news: Yamal bails out Barca, Mazzarri sets Napoli up to fail European soccer news: Yamal bails out Barca, Mazzarri sets Napoli up to fail

If not for a brace from 16-year-old Lamine Yamal, Barcelona faced defeat to relegation-threatened Granada. Here's what you missed in European soccer.

Leverkusen cruise by Bayern in match that could decide the Bundesliga Leverkusen cruise by Bayern in match that could decide the Bundesliga

In what was billed as the most important game of the Bundesliga season, Bayer Leverkusen's 3-0 win over Bayern Munich showed that they are the perfect team to end their rival's title streak.

How Xabi Alonso and Bayer Leverkusen broke Bayern Munich How Xabi Alonso and Bayer Leverkusen broke Bayern Munich

Alejandro Moreno breaks down how Xabi Alonso and Bayer Leverkusen were able to outplay a deflated Bayern Munich side.

Leverkusen thump Bayern, move five points clear in Bundesliga Leverkusen thump Bayern, move five points clear in Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen beats Bayern Munich 3-0 to move five points clear atop the Bundesliga table.

Leverkusen crush Bayern to go 5 points clear in Bundesliga Leverkusen crush Bayern to go 5 points clear in Bundesliga

Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen outplayed champions Bayern Munich for a 3-0 victory on Saturday that sent them five points clear at the top of the league and put them firmly in charge of the title race.

Grimaldo's fine finish makes it 2-0 Leverkusen Grimaldo's fine finish makes it 2-0 Leverkusen

Alejandro Grimaldo's powerful finish doubles Bayer Leverkusen's lead over Bayern Munich.

Bundesliga braced for Leverkusen-Bayern Munich title showdown Bundesliga braced for Leverkusen-Bayern Munich title showdown

When the teams are making history like Leverkusen and Bayern are, top-of-the-table clashes of the quality of the Bundesliga's don't come around often.

Neutral fans want Leverkusen to win title - Bayern boss Tuchel Neutral fans want Leverkusen to win title - Bayern boss Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel has accepted Bayern Munich will be playing against every single fan who wants their Bundesliga dominance to end when they travel to league-leaders Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Will Bayern's 'winning culture' be an advantage vs. Leverkusen? Will Bayern's 'winning culture' be an advantage vs. Leverkusen?

Jan Aage Fjortoft explains what to expect from Bayer Leverkusen in a potentially decisive game for the title race against Bayern Munich.

Bayer Leverkusen win DFB Pokal thriller, go 30 games unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen win DFB Pokal thriller, go 30 games unbeaten

Bayer Leverkusen reached 30 games unbeaten in all competitions this season with a 3-2 comeback win over VfB Stuttgart to reach the DFB Pokal semifinals Tuesday.

Jonathan Tah scores 90th-minute winner for Leverkusen Jonathan Tah scores 90th-minute winner for Leverkusen

Jonathan Tah's header secures a 3-2 victory for Bayer Leverkusen over Stuttgart in the German Cup.

Arsenal quality outshines Liverpool, lack of depth mars Madrid, more Arsenal quality outshines Liverpool, lack of depth mars Madrid, more

Liverpool's blunders dominated highlights, but it was Arsenal who dominated their game. Plus, Madrid's depth bites them and Inter close in on title.

European soccer news: Chelsea hit new low, Atletico keep Madrid at bay European soccer news: Chelsea hit new low, Atletico keep Madrid at bay

Chelsea were booed off the Stamford Bridge pitch while Atletico kept Madrid from running away with LaLiga. Here's what you missed in European soccer.

Leverkusen stay top as Tella brace secures win at Darmstadt Leverkusen stay top as Tella brace secures win at Darmstadt

Bayer Leverkusen's Nathan Tella scored in each half to steer the Bundesliga leaders to a 2-0 victory at Darmstadt 98 on Saturday.

Nathan Tella scores again to double Leverkusen's lead Nathan Tella scores again to double Leverkusen's lead

Nathan Tella scores again to double Leverkusen's lead

Misfiring Leverkusen held at home by Gladbach Misfiring Leverkusen held at home by Gladbach

Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen squandered a bagful of chances before settling for a 0-0 draw against visitors Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.

Rhind Tutt unsure if Xabi Alonso will leave Leverkusen for Liverpool Rhind Tutt unsure if Xabi Alonso will leave Leverkusen for Liverpool

Archie Rhind-Tutt says the cards are all in Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso's hand, as he is linked with the Liverpool job.

Bundesliga Standings

# TEAM GP GD PTS
1 Bayer Leverkus.. 22 +42 58
2 Bayern Munich 22 +36 50
3 VfB Stuttgart 22 +23 46
4 Borussia Dortm.. 22 +17 41
5 RB Leipzig 22 +20 40
6 Eintracht Fran.. 22 +6 33
7 Werder Bremen 22 -3 29
8 SC Freiburg 22 -11 29
9 TSG Hoffenheim 22 -3 27
10 1. FC Heidenhe.. 22 -7 27
11 VfL Bochum 22 -15 25
12 VfL Wolfsburg 22 -8 24
13 1. FC Union Be.. 22 -14 24
14 FC Augsburg 22 -9 23
15 Borussia Monch.. 22 -7 22
16 FC Cologne 22 -21 16
17 Mainz 22 -18 15
18 SV Darmstadt 9.. 22 -28 12
Full Standings

Team Leaders

Top Scorers

# Player Goals M A
22 Victor Bonifac.. 10 16 7
20 Alejandro Grim.. 8 22 10
30 Jeremie Frimpo.. 7 21 7

Top Assists

# Player Assists M G
20 Alejandro Grim.. 10 22 8
10 Florian Wirtz 9 22 5
30 Jeremie Frimpo.. 7 21 7