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Bayer Leverkusen Maintain Unbeaten Record After Draw With Roma



Bayer Leverkusen set a new European unbeaten record of 49 successive games on Thursday after earning a late draw against Roma to reach the Europa League final.

Josip Stanisic scored with the last kick of the game in the 97th minute to earn Xabi Alonso’s side a 2-2 draw and a 4-2 aggregate victory.

Roma, had lost the first leg 2-0 in Italy but were much improved in Germany.They equalized through two Leandro Paredes penalties.

But a disastrous own goal from Gianluca Mancini gave Leverkusen the crucial advantage in the two-legged semi-final – before Croatia defender Stanisic made history with the Leverkusen late goal

They have now gone 49 successive games without defeat in all competitions, including 40 victories.

It means Leverkusen, who were knocked out by Roma at this stage last season, better the unbeaten run by Benfica set between December 1963 and February 1965.

That feat by the Portuguese giants was the longest unbeaten run since the advent of European competition, according to Uefa – until this remarkable efforts by Leverkusen

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