Victor Boniface Strikes First Goal of the Year as Bayer Leverkusen Edge Out West Ham in Europa League

Victor Boniface Strikes First Goal of the Year as Bayer Leverkusen Edge Out West Ham in Europa League

In a Thursday night Europa League encounter, Bayer 04 Leverkusen secured a commanding 2-0 victory against West Ham United, with Nigerian striker Victor Okoh Boniface stealing the limelight with his first goal of the year after a spell on the sidelines due to injury.

Victor Boniface Strikes First Goal of the Year as Bayer Leverkusen Edge Out West Ham in Europa League

Under the guidance of Xabi Alonso, Leverkusen entered the match with an impressive 41-game unbeaten streak, displaying their dominance on the field and aspirations for multiple trophies this season, Footballrover reports.

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Initially starting from the bench, Boniface’s crucial role came to fruition in the second half as he entered the fray alongside Nathan Tella and Jonas Hofmann, injecting a fresh burst of energy into Leverkusen’s attack.

The deadlock was finally broken in the dying moments of the game when Boniface seized an opportunity from a corner kick and unleashed a powerful shot, setting up Hofmann for a crucial goal.

Not content with just an assist, Boniface secured his moment of glory with a header from a corner kick in added time, sealing Leverkusen’s victory in style.

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This marks an excellent return for Boniface, who celebrated his first goal since December with a nod to Ghanaian footballer Mohammed Kudus’ iconic celebration.

With Leverkusen poised to potentially clinch their first-ever Bundesliga title, Boniface’s resurgence adds further momentum to their campaign as they prepare to face Werder Bremen in a crucial showdown on Sunday.

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