Alonso enjoys winning start at Bayer Leverkusen

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso enjoyed a winning start to his managerial career at Bayer Leverkusen as they beat Schalke in the Bundesliga.

The 40-year-old, previously head coach of Real Sociedad’s B team, was appointed on Wednesday.

Moussa Diaby drove in the opener in the 38th minute before providing the assist for Jeremie Frimpong to add a second three minutes later.

Frimpong and Paulinho added further goals after the break.

Diaby once again provided the assist for Frimpong, who found the bottom corner with a shot inside the box.

Paulinho capped off a dream debut for Alonso with a close-range finish late on.

The win is only Bayer Leverkusen’s second of the season and they move up to 14th in the Bundesliga.


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