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Bayer Leverkusen’s path to glory

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The Bayer 04 Leverkusen club after winning the Bundeslinga title.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a German football club that has recently been in the spotlight of the football world due to their incredible feat of going unbeaten for 49 straight matches.  The club was founded in 1904 by a German pharmaceutical company called Bayer, thus where the club’s name originated. From 2002 to 2008, the club was in shambles as they were losing star players, firing managers, and were unable to get good results in the Bundesliga. Eventually, the club got back on its feet as they started finishing in the top six on the table regularly after the 2014-2015 season. In October 2022, Bayer Leverkusen was in the relegation zone. Things started looking good for the club when Spanish manager, Xabi Alonso, was announced to become the club’s new head manager. That season, Alonso guided the club to sixth place but were saved from relegation. 

In the 2023-2024 season, Xabi completely turned around the club as they started winning games, drawing games, and doing anything but losing a match. Xabi’s style of play takes a fast-paced approach to possession and out-of-possession. Wide and midfield players support the backline with coordination when the opposition enters the “danger zones”. He uses the 3-4-2-1 formation and a counter-press to put opponents under pressure on the ball and create turnovers high up the pitch. 

Adaptability is essential in modern football, and Bayer Leverkusen has shown a willingness to change tactics to fit the demands of the game. Under imaginative coaches, the club has fluidly transitioned between several systems and playing styles, keeping opponents guessing and preserving a competitive advantage. Whether pushing high up the pitch or dominating possession, Leverkusen has demonstrated adaptability, making them a tough opponent for any club.

Bayer Leverkusen is led by a squad committed to success on and off the game. From the boardroom to the coaching staff, there is a common vision and an unwavering determination to accomplish success. This integrated leadership keeps the club focused and resilient in adversity, offering stability and guidance through successes. Bayer Leverkusen is on the path to success and its journey ahead has many promising achievements like winning the Europa League and the DFB-Pokal finals. With its talented squad, promising youth players, and an exceptional manager, the club has a bright future in European football.    

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Arisa Rahman, Contributor
Arisa Rahman is a contributor for the Kingsley Voice. She has been a part of the team since 2023.

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