Bayer Leverkusen cruised to a 3-0 victory at Werder Bremen on Saturday (Nov 25) to take over the lead in the Bundesliga with a club record-equalling eighth consecutive victory.
Bayer Leverkusen returned to the top of the Bundesliga with a 3-0 win over Werder Bremen that equalled the best start in the history of the league. Their record of 11 wins and one draw after 12 games matches Bayern Munich's effort in 2015-16.
An own goal from Olivier Deman put Leverkusen ahead before Jeremie Frimpong and Alex Grimaldo secured the win for Xabi Alonso's side.
Unbeaten Leverkusen, who are also the first club in Bundesliga history to score at least twice in each of their first 12 matches in a season, are on 34 points, having won 11 of their 12 league games.
Champions Bayern Munich, who had provisionally gone top on Friday with their 1-0 win over Cologne, are second two points behind.
VfB Stuttgart are third on 27 points following their 2-1 win at Eintracht Frankfurt, three points ahead of fourth-placed Borussia Dortmund, who were 4-2 winners over Borussia Moenchengladbach.