Boniface and Tella become new kings of German football as Leverkusen make history

Bayer Leverkusen stars celebrate a history night. (Photo Credit: Bayer/X)

Boniface and Tella become new kings of German football as Leverkusen make history

Izuchukwu Akawor 22:33 - 23.02.2024

Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella will celebrate after Bayer Leverkusen defeated Mainz to become the new kings of German football.

Bayer Leverkusen earned a 2-1 home victory over 10-man Mainz on Friday night thanks partly to a goalkeeping error, extending their unbeaten run to a new Bundesliga record of 33 matches across all competitions. 

Pulse Sports Nigeria reports former Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka set Xavi Alonso's Leverkusen on their way to victory as they are now 11 points clear atop the table.

Boniface and Tella’s Leverkusen shine

The milestone match saw the Nigerian duo of Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella play a part in the occasion, with the former watching from the stands due to injury and Tella coming on as a second half substitute.

Leverkusen broke the deadlock through a fine Xhaka strike, with the Swiss midfielder celebrating with a cheeky fake hamstring injury. The visitors fought back and equalised five minutes after going behind through a loverly header from Dominik Kohr. 

Nathan Tella and Boniface will enjoy the night with Bayer Leverkusen. (Photo Credit: Bayer/X)

Mainz goalkeeper Robin Zentner then pushed Robert Andrich's shot into his net to make it 2- and give Alonso and his brilliant Leverkusen another excellent night at the BayArena.

By usurping Bayern Munich's record unbeaten streak, Die Werkself have underlined their status as Germany's new dominant force under Alonso.

With an 11-point lead and game in hand, Leverkusen are firmly on course for their first Bundesliga title since 1993.

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