Leaders Leverkusen beat champions Bayern 3-0 in Bundesliga topper

Bayern Munich players react during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich at BayArena. Federico Gambarini/dpa
Bayern Munich players react during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich at BayArena. Federico Gambarini/dpa
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Bayer Leverkusen claimed a big 3-0 statement win over champions Bayern Munich as they went five points clear of them at the top of the Bundesliga and took their unbeaten season record to 31 games.

Full back Josip Stanisic, who is loan at Leverkusen from Bayern, opened the scoring in the 18th minute of the topper. Alejandro Grimaldo fired the second five minutes after the restart, and Jeremie Frimpong wrapped up a memorable night in stoppage time.

Xabi Alonso's Leverkusen grew into the game after Bayern had dominated the first minutes. The champions improved again later in the second half but failed to seriously threaten, with their league leading striker Harry Kane no factor.

Leverkusen, who have never won the Bundesliga, are the only unbeaten team in Europe's top five leagues. They have won 17 of their 21 Bundesliga matches, all four in the German Cup where they have reached the semi-finals, and all six in the Europa League group stage for a last-16 berth.

But Bayern have won the last 11 Bundesliga titles and have responded to big challenges on several occasions in the past. There are still 13 matches to be played.

Bayer Leverkusen's Amine Adli heads the ball next to Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich at BayArena. Federico Gambarini/dpa
Bayer Leverkusen's Amine Adli heads the ball next to Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich at BayArena. Federico Gambarini/dpa
Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso gestures to his players from the touchline during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich at BayArena. Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa
Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso gestures to his players from the touchline during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich at BayArena. Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa
Bayern Munich's Sacha Boey (L) and Bayer Leverkusen's Nathan Tella battle for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich at BayArena. Federico Gambarini/dpa
Bayern Munich's Sacha Boey (L) and Bayer Leverkusen's Nathan Tella battle for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich at BayArena. Federico Gambarini/dpa
Bayern Munich's Leon Goretzka (L) and Bayer Leverkusen's Amine Adli battle for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich at BayArena. Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa
Bayern Munich's Leon Goretzka (L) and Bayer Leverkusen's Amine Adli battle for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich at BayArena. Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa