The term “Bayern-Dusel” was already established in German football in the 1970s. This myth refers to FC Bayern and says that the German record champions tend to be very lucky in close matches. However, Bayer Leverkusen have changed the situation this season.
With 16 wins and four draws out of 20 Bundesliga-Bayer Leverkusen is the only Bundesliga team that remains undefeated. It is therefore not surprising that the Werkself lead the league with 52 points.
Xabi Alonso's team is celebrated not only for its unique series, but also for the way Leverkusen is performing this season. The Rhinelanders play attractive football and look for it FC Bayern the best offense in the league.
Leverkusen-Dusel is causing problems for Bayern
The interesting thing is that, although Leverkusen undoubtedly plays the most attractive football, the Rhinelanders have also been lucky on several occasions this season. Alonso and his team would not be at the top of the table without the last minute goals in added time. Leverkusen have already scored three decisive goals in added time this season.
In the 3-2 victory against Leipzig, Hincapie scored the winning goal in the 91st minute. In the 1-0 victory in Augsburg, Palacios was present in the 94th. FC Bayern has also felt the “ Leverkusen duel.”
In the 2-2 draw in September 2023 at the Munich Arena, Palacios scored the equalizer from a penalty in the 94th. Leverkusen scored again in added time in a 3-2 cup victory against Stuttgart. Jonathan Tah put his team in the semifinals in the 90th minute.
The interesting thing is that this season Bayern has yet to score the winning goal in added time. If all matches had ended in the 90th minute, Bayern would now be five points ahead in the standings and not two behind Leverkusen.
By Vjekoslav Keskic