Bayer Leverkusen beat Borussia Dortmund 1-0 on the road Saturday to leave BVB six points behind them in the fight for second place in the Bundesliga. Dortmund are now a whopping ten points behind Bayern Munich, practically closing the book on Dortmund’s already slim title hopes before the turn of the calendar year.
Heung-Min Son provided the only goal of the game as Dortmund also lost key midfielders Nuri Sahin and Sven Bender to ankle injuries, further decimating Jurgen Klopp’s squad depth.
A couple hours earlier, Bayern all but clinched the midseason “title” before the Bundesliga heads into its winter break, blowing out Werder Bremen 7-0 on the road. It extended Bayern’s record unbeaten run in the Bundesliga to 40 games.
Where does that streak rank among the longest all-time unbeaten runs in Europe’s top domestic leagues? Here are the five teams that still top Bayern’s mark:
- 62 - Celtic (Scotland) 1915-1917
- 58 - AC Milan (Italy) 1991-1993
- 56 - Benfica (Portugal) 1976-1978
- 52 - Ajax (Netherlands) 1994-1996
- 49 - Arsenal (England) 2003-2004