Leverkusen moves one victory away from claiming the Bundesliga title

BERLIN N.- One more victory. Bayer Leverkusen could confirm the title of the Bundesliga next weekend after the Bayern Munich blew a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to newly promoted Heidenheim on Saturday.

Florian Wirtz's penalty was enough for Leverkusen to beat Union Berlin 1-0 and move within 16 points of Bayern with six games remaining.

With its ninth consecutive victory, Leverkusen extended the German record for consecutive games without losing to 41.

And now he only needs a victory in his remaining duels to win his first Bundesliga title. Leverkusen's next game is on April 14, hosting Werder Bremen.

Xabi Alonso's team is almost guaranteed to win the title even without the help of Bayern. The Spaniard admitted feeling surprised that Leverkusen could confirm the title the second week of April.

“I had it planned a little later,†he admitted.

Another version of Bayern Munich:

The Bavarian team, which has won 11 consecutive titles, is far from what it used to be after suffering its sixth defeat. This is Bayern's second loss in a row after they lost the classic to Borussia Dortmund last week. Bayern are above Stuttgart only on goal difference.

Harry Kane is the only positive in a disappointing campaign.

Serge Gnabry set up Kane in the 38th minute to take the Briton to 32 goals in the league, although the striker had to wait for the VAR to approve the goal due to suspicion of offside.

Gnarby scored Bayern's second with a header before halftime, but Kevin Sessa brought the rivals closer and Tim Kleindienst tied the game before scoring the winning goal in the 79th. It is the first time that Heidenheim has beaten Bayern, who now will face visiting Arsenal in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday.