Football: Guardiola joy as Bayern go top, eye 30-year record
BERLIN (AFP) - Pep Guardiola was delighted as Bayern Munich went top in the Bundesliga with a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen, a result which also nudged them closer to breaking a 30-year record.
"Congratulations to my players, we're first in the table and I'm very, very proud of our performance," said coach Guardiola as Bayern top the German league for the first time since he took charge in June.
"We gave everything and played very well. Nevertheless, we didn't win, despite having 27 shots on goal - that's football, but the most important thing is that we're top of the table." Bayern extended their unbeaten run to 33 Bundesliga games and are closing in on Hamburg's record of 36, set in 1983, as the Bavarians returned to the site of their last league defeat in October 2012.
Previous leaders Borussia Dortmund lost top place after suffering a shock 2-0 defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach.