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Bundesliga: Leverkusen’s undefeated run reaches epic heights, Adli stars in crucial victory

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Bayer Leverkusen kept their historic unbeaten streak alive and stretched their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to a commanding eight points after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Heidenheim. This result not only cements their position as frontrunners in the title race, but also sees them equal Bayern Munich’s all-time record of 32 unbeaten matches in the Bundesliga.

Heidenheim, despite being newcomers to the top flight, proved to be no pushovers. They displayed admirable resilience and kept the visitors at bay for most of the first half. The deadlock was finally broken in the dying moments of the first period, with Jeremie Frimpong converting a pinpoint assist from Amine Adli. Frimpong, a constant threat down the right flank, remained Leverkusen’s most potent outlet throughout the second half, coming close to adding to the scoreline on several occasions.

Leverkusen maintained control of the game, but Florian Wirtz’s attempt to double the lead was thwarted by the woodwork. Undeterred, Adli took matters into his own hands in the 80th minute, rounding the goalkeeper and slotting home to seemingly put the game to bed. Heidenheim refused to lie down, however, and managed to pull one back through Tim Kleindienst’s late header. Nevertheless, it was a mere consolation as Leverkusen held on to secure a valuable three points.

This victory serves as a significant marker in Leverkusen’s season. Their once-dubious nickname of “eternal bridesmaid” seems increasingly distant as they inch closer to a maiden Bundesliga title. While there is still a long way to go, their record-equaling unbeaten run is a testament to their consistency and determination.

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