In a thrilling Bundesliga match, Bayer Leverkusen delivered an outstanding performance, defeating Bayern Munich 3-0. This was a highly anticipated game given its significance in the championship lead. The man who set the tone for Leverkusen’s victory was Josip Stanišić, who scored the opening goal in the 18th minute of the game.
This victory was further sealed by Alejandro Grimaldo in the 50th minute and Jeremie Frimpong in the 90th minute. These goals confirmed the dominance of Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen side. The win also extended Leverkusen’s unbeaten run this season to 31 games in all competitions.
An interesting aspect of the match was that Stanišić, who scored the opening goal against Bayern Munich, did not celebrate. The reason being, Stanišić is still a player of Bayern who was loaned out to Leverkusen. His performance this season has been a pleasant surprise for many.
Stanišić shared his thoughts with the German media after the match. He expressed that while he was pleased with the victory and his contribution to it, he found it a little strange not to celebrate his goal. He explained that he chose not to celebrate out of respect for his parent club.
Stanišić believes that Leverkusen effectively neutralized Bayern in the derby. They limited Bayern’s opportunities and maintained control of the game. He highlighted the team’s strategy of pressing hard and utilizing open spaces on the field. He also mentioned the great atmosphere within the team and the commitment of every player.
The Croatian player was a junior at Bayern and has been with the first team since 2021. He has played 41 games for Bayern and 20 games for Leverkusen so far. At the moment, he claims he isn’t thinking about his future but is focused on proving himself on the field. Stanišić emphasized that he wanted to prove himself, not just to Bayern, but to everyone.