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The numbers behind Leverkusen's historic unbeaten title win

Leverkusen sealed a historic unbeaten Bundesliga season as they lifted the title with a 2-1 win against Augsburg Saturday

Update : 20 May 2024, 01:11 AM

Bayer Leverkusen sealed a historic unbeaten Bundesliga season as they lifted the title with a 2-1 win against Augsburg Saturday.

Here are the numbers behind Xabi Alonso's team's remarkable run:

0: Leverkusen did not lose once in the Bundesliga this season.

1: Leverkusen are the first team in German football history to go through a Bundesliga season unbeaten. 

51: 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 Leverkusen's 120-year history. 

2: 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, Leverkusen could win a total of three trophies this season. Alonso's side face Atalanta in the Europa League final Wednesday and Kaiserslautern in the German Cup final Saturday.

5: Leverkusen have finished second five times in the league. 

15: 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: Leverkusen's 49th match unbeaten, which came in the Europa League semi-finals with a stoppage time equalizer against Roma, broke a 59-year UEFA record set by Benfica from 1963 to 1965. 

90: Leverkusen's points tally this season - the equal second-best in Bundesliga history behind Bayern Munich 2012-13 (91). 

3: Star 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: Boniface (14), Wirtz (11) and Grimaldo (10). 

13: Grimaldo has 13 assists, the highest in the league, while Wirtz has 11. 

33: 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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