Bayer Leverkusen opens up a 10-point gap as club eyes historic Bundesliga title 

Bayer Leverkusen opens up a 10-point gap as club eyes historic Bundesliga title 

By Olusola Adebayo 

Bayern Leverkusen defeated Cologne 2-0 on Sunday evening to open up a ten-point gap at the summit of the Bundesliga log in their quest to win the 2023/2024 championship.

Bayer Leverkusen at the Rhein Energie Stadion on Sunday took maximum advantage after Bayern Munich drew 2-2 on Friday against Freiburg, eyeing their first Bundesliga title in history. 

Xabi Alonso’s men dominated play and possession from the start and their dominance paid off in the 37th minute after Jereme Frimpong poked in from close range via Alex Grimaldo's assist, 13 minutes after Cologne were reduced to ten men when Cologne winger Jan Thielmann was given a straight red. 

Alex Grimaldo got on for himself after he lashed on to an assist from substitute Amine Adli in the 73rd minute.

Nigeria's Nathan Tella was a second-half substitute, he replaced Jeremie Frimpong, and quickly made his entrance counted after he placed a timely block in the Leverkusen box to deny the hosts a shot on goal.

The other Nigerian in the squad Victor Boniface is still out injured as the team has just seven more victories out of the remaining ten games to win their first-ever Bundesliga title.

Leverkusen now sits on the table with 64 points after 24 matches with Bayern behind on 54, as they seek to end Bayern Munich's eleven straight years of dominance of the league.

The team is seeking to end 31 years of trophy-less run, they last a trophy in 1993 when the team defeated Hertha Berlin II 1-0 to win the DFB Pokal.