Xabi Alonso leads Bayer Leverkusen to the top of the Bundesliga

Xabi Alonso has had an impressive start to the Bundesliga season with Bayer Leverkusen, who remain unbeaten in 2023-24.

With the Spanish head coach in charge, the German side have equalled the second best start by a team in Bundesliga history.

Best Bundesliga starts

▪️ Bayern Munich 2015-16 (with Pep Guardiola): 9 wins, 0 draws, 0 defeats.

▪️ Bayern Munich 1998-99 (with Ottmar Hitzfeld): 8 wins, 1 draw, 0 defeats.

▪️ Bayer Leverkusen 2023-24 (with Xabi Alonso): 8 wins, 1 draw, 0 defeats.

Guardiola’s Bayern Munich side won all nine games at the start of the 2015-16 season, a record that still stands.

Bayer Leverkusen beat Freiburg 2-1 on Sunday to move onto 25 points after nine games played.

Alonso’s side have a two-point lead over Bayern Munich, who won 8-0 on Saturday, with England striker Harry Kane scoring a hat-trick.

Kieran Quaile | GSFN

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