Frankfurt 1-5: Bayer Leverkusen: Boniface and Tella contribute to equal 59-year-old unbeaten milestone

Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella have played key roles in Bayer Leverkusen unbeaten run. (Photo Credit: Imago)

Frankfurt 1-5: Bayer Leverkusen: Boniface and Tella contribute to equal 59-year-old unbeaten milestone

Izuchukwu Akawor 18:28 - 05.05.2024

There were five different scorers for Bayer Leverkusen, including Nigeria's Victor Boniface while Nathan Tella won a penalty against Frankfurt.

Victor Boniface came off the bench to get on the scoresheet as rampant Bayer Leverkusen thrashed Eintracht Frankfurt 5-1 to equal Portuguese giants Benfica's longest-ever unbeaten run.

The Nigerian striker added a late penalty as Leverkusen ran riot at the Deutsche Bank Park, with five different players getting on the scoresheet in a commanding display.

Boniface, Tella shine, Leverkusen soar

Boniface's effort was his 12th Bundesliga goal of a hugely impressive campaign as he finished off the convincing victory from the spot.

Compatriot Nathan Tella also played a key role, winning the penalty that Exequiel Palacios converted to make it 3-0 before the floodgates opened.

Boniface dispatches the Frankfurt goalkeeper in style.
Boniface dispatches the Frankfurt goalkeeper in style.

This latest statement win extended Leverkusen's remarkable unbeaten streak to 48 games across all competitions, drawing them level with Benfica's long-standing European record set 59 years ago.

Xabi Alonso's free-scoring side have been in sensational form and showed no signs of letting up against Frankfurt, with Granit Xhaka, Patrik Schick, Jeremie Frimpong, and Palacios all on target before Boniface's late spot-kick.

The outstanding victory ensures Leverkusen maintain their incredible run despite already wrapping up the Bundesliga title ahead of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

While the hosts did manage to pull one back through Hugo Ekitike, who had given them initial hope when he cancelled Xhaka’s opener, there was no stopping the Leverkusen juggernaut as they mercilessly put Frankfurt to the sword.

Nathan Tella wins the penalty for the third goal.
Nathan Tella wins the penalty for the third goal. (Photo Credit: Imago)

Boniface will no doubt be delighted to get on the scoresheet once again, having gone a couple of games without a goal while also continuing his position as a sub.

The super-sub's finishing prowess gives Leverkusen a huge weapon off the bench as they continue their pursuit of major silverware on multiple fronts.

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With deadly marksmen like Boniface leading the line, and talents such as Tella providing quality in the supply line, this enduring Leverkusen machine shows no signs of being derailed.

Their record-equalling unbeaten streak emphasises the phenomenal levels Alonso has got his side operating at as they dream of an era-defining campaign.

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