Goals from Jeremie Frimpong and Amine Adli earned Xabi Alonso’s side Bayern Leverkusen a 2-1 win at Heidenheim on Saturday, sending the Bundesliga leaders eight points clear of Bayern Munich in second position with a game in hand Sunday.

Bayer Leverkusen’s Saturday’s win, extended their unbeaten run to 32 games this season, equalling the record set by Hansi Flick’s Bayern Munich across the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

Frustrated by the resolute hosts early, Leverkusen eventually broke through right before half-time when Frimpong’s deflected shot found the back of the net.

Midfield maestro Florian Wirtz hit the crossbar late but helped seal the result shortly after, laying on a perfect pass for Adli to round the goalkeeper and score.

Heidenheim’s Tim Kleindienst headed in a goal with three minutes remaining, the first time Leverkusen had conceded in six hours in the league.

“Altogether we did it very smartly, other than the late goal we conceded,” Leverkusen’s Granit Xhaka said after the match.

“The team is ripe. We showed again how dominant we can be,” he added.

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Second-placed Bayern Munich were last week thumped 3-0 by Leverkusen, can narrow the gap when they play on Sunday at Bochum.

Elsewhere, RB Leipzig’s won 2-0 at home against Borussia Moenchengladbach in a match overshadowed sadly by the death of a spectator who fell ill in the stands.

Leipzig tweeted during the game that medical staff had “tried to resuscitate” the individual but were unsuccessful.

In another game, Union Berlin secured a crucial victory in their bid to avoid the drop, American midfielder Brenden Aaronson scoring late for a 1-0 win at Hoffenheim.

Both sides played the second half with 10 men after Hoffenheim’s Stanley Nsoki and Union’s Kevin Volland picked up second yellow cards just before half-time.

Union’s win took them eight points clear of the relegation spots in an increasingly crowded lower half of the table