Bayer Leverkusen won the Bundesliga for the first time in its centenary history. The German team is proclaimed champion after 11 uninterrupted years of Bayern hegemony.

“The title is very special because it is difficult, because it was unexpected, and because it's new,” says the coach. Bismarck Street in Cologne was renamed Xabi Alonso Street on Sunday morning. The chemical-pharmaceutical multinational is going through the worst crisis since Germany's defeat in World War II. The shares fell 56% in the last year, but under the guidance ofXabi Alonso the company's club, Bayer leverkusen, won the first Bundesliga in its 100th year. The crowd gathered at the Bay Arena celebrated their biggest party after 11 years of indissoluble dominance by Bayern Munich with a field invasion. The last team to raise the Bundesliga shield for a other than Bayern was Jürgen Klopp at Dortmund, in 2012. At 42 years old, the Basque coach is just one and a half seasons on a first-class bench.