Leverkusen make a serious bid for the title after 3:0 win over Bayern

Bayer Leverkusen emphatically beat Bayern Munich 3:0 at home in the derby of the 21st round in the German First Bundesliga. At the Bay Arena, Xabi Alonso's men dominated and achieved a well-deserved win against the reigning champions.

The result was opened by Josip Stanisic, who played for the Bavarians, in the 18th minute. He scored after a sharp pass from Robert Andrich. At the beginning of the second half, Alex Grimaldo added a second after an assist from Nathan Tella. In the fifth minute of added time Jeremy Frimpong, who came from the bench, scored a third goal for the "Aspirins". After the match, Bayern veteran Thomas Muller heavily criticized his team-mates for their performance against their title rivals.

Thomas Tuchel's men are now five points behind their rivals, who remain unbeaten since the start of the season in all competitions.

Bayern face Lazio in the Champions League last 16 first leg before returning to Bundesliga action away to Bochum. Leverkusen will also play away from home in their next match - it is against newcomers Heidenheim. /BGNES