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Alonso's Leverkusen win to go 10 points clear

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Bayer Leverkusen moved 10 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga following victory at 10-man Cologne.

After defending champions Bayern Munich were held to a 2-2 draw by Freiburg on Friday, Xabi Alonso's side had a big opportunity to extend their lead.

Their task was aided when Cologne's Jan Thielmann was shown a straight red card for a foul on Granit Xhaka.

Jeremie Frimpong then opened the scoring before Alex Grimaldo's low strike made it 2-0 in the second half.

Leverkusen, who have now gone 34 games without defeat in all competitions this season, are on 64 points with Bayern second on 54.