Xabi Alonso, Undefeated Streak has Come to an End

Leverkusen manager Alonso, whose undefeated streak has come to an end, says he is proud and painful

Lost 0-3 to Atalanta in the Europa League final… ‘Undefeated treble’ comes to naught.

Leverkusen (Germany) coach Xabi Alonso, who suffered the bitter taste of defeat in the UEFA Europa League final after 52 official matches, could not hide his disappointment.

Leverkusen allowed a hat trick to Ademola Lukman and lost 0-3 in the 2023-2024 UEFA Europa League final against Atalanta (Italy) held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on the 23rd (Korean time).

With this defeat, Leverkusen’s dream of an undefeated treble (triple crown) was dashed. 파워볼

Leverkusen made history by winning the Bundesliga’s first undefeated championship (28 wins, 6 draws) this season.

Leverkusen, who had been undefeated in 51 official matches (42 wins, 9 draws), including the Bundesliga, aimed for an undefeated treble by winning both the Europa League and the German Football Association (DFB)-Pokal.

However, they lost after 52 games, and Coach Alonso could not hide his upset while congratulating Atalanta on their win.

Coach Alonso first praised the winner, saying, “Atalanta did better than us.

They deserve the trophy.”

“Today wasn’t our day.

It’s a sad night.

I’m upset to lose such an important game,” he said.

Coach Alonso emphasized, “Losing after 52 games is not normal.

It was unusual, and we should be proud,” but said it was “painful” that the undefeated treble was canceled.

Coach Alonso analyzed the loss, saying, “After Lucman’s first goal, Atalanta showed tremendous momentum, and we did not respond properly.”

Although the goal of an undefeated treble was broken, Leverkusen will challenge for a ‘double’ (two crowns) against Kaiserslautern in the DFB-Pokal final on the 26th.

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