Bayern Munich Delay Bayer Leverkusen’s Bundesliga Title Celebration

Bayern Munich kept Bayer Leverkusen’s Bundesliga title celebrations at bay with a hard-fought victory over Cologne, delaying Leverkusen’s coronation for at least one more day.

Needing just one point to prevent conceding the title, Bayern endured a frustrating first half with Harry Kane and Mathys Tel both hitting the post.

However, second-half goals from Raphael Guerreiro and Thomas Muller sealed the win for the defending champions.

Despite the victory, Bayern remain 13 points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen with five games remaining in the season. Leverkusen, under the guidance of Xabi Alonso, will clinch the title with a victory over Werder Bremen on Sunday.

If Leverkusen secures the win, it will mark their first-ever Bundesliga title, ending Bayern’s remarkable streak of 11 successive top-flight championships since the 2011-12 season.

Although Bayern’s hopes of retaining the title are fading, they put up a strong fight against Cologne, with Kane’s 32 league goals this season contributing significantly to their campaign.

Guerreiro broke the deadlock in the 65th minute with a powerful strike from 25 yards following a corner from Joshua Kimmich. Muller sealed the victory with a late goal in stoppage time.

Leverkusen, once in the relegation zone earlier in the season, have had a remarkable turnaround under Alonso’s leadership. They are also in contention for the German Cup and Europa League titles, adding to the significance of their potential Bundesliga triumph.

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