Boniface has been superb since he arrived in Germany, and he has continued with his brilliant form
Super Eagles striker Victor Boniface scored the third goal for Bayer Leverkusen in their 3-0 thumping of FC Cologne at Bay Arena, Soccernet reports.
Boniface led the line again for Bayer Leverkusen when they welcomed Cologne to Bay Arena in their seventh game of the Bundesliga season.
Leverkusen were on top from the blast of the whistle and looked more threatening. Characteristically, Boniface occasionally dropped back to join the build-up.
The Super Eagles striker had a chance in the 12th minute after bullying his way into the box amidst challenges from the Cologne defenders. However, his effort was saved. He had another great opportunity a minute later, but his shot failed to rattle the net.
Nonetheless, Die Werkself did not have to wait too long before they got their breakthrough. After some great attacking play that resulted in the Cologne goalkeeper Marvin Schwabe parrying a shot, Jonas Hofmann, who was nearby, pounced and converted to make it 1-0 for Leverkusen after 22 minutes.
Ten minutes later, Jeremie Frimpong added another goal for the home side off an assist from Alejandro Grimaldo.
Bayer Leverkusen saw our their two-goal lead till halftime. But they did not reduce their intensity in the second half.
Boniface put in a great shift, and his hard work eventually paid off in the 67th minute. Xabi Alonso’s men went on a quick counter with Hofmann running the show. After a quick dart into the box, he simply squared the ball to Boniface, who knocked the ball into an empty net to make it 3-0.
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Boniface was taken off for Adam Hlozek in the 81st minute, and it ended 3-0 at Bay Arena. The Nigerian striker now has nine goals in ten games for Die Werkself.