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Victor Boniface: Nigerian Striker Nets Brace As Bayen Leverkusen Sink Heidenheim
- Victor Boniface was on target twice as Bayer Leverkusen thrashed Heidenheim in the Bundesliga
- The Nigerian international has now registered eight goals for his side this season
- Victory on Sunday means Leverkusen continue to pile the pressure on league leaders Bayern Munich
Nigerian international Victor Boniface has continued with his impressive scoring form in the German Bundesliga as Bayer Leverkusen thrashed Heidenheim 4-1 on Sunday.
It took the striker just nine minutes before he opened the scoring in the encounter, but the visitors restored parity courtesy of a fine finish by Eren Dinkci in the 58th minute.
Jonas Hofmann restored the lead for Leverkusen in the 63rd minute, then Boniface tucked home from the penalty spot to make it 3-1 in the 74th minute.
Amine Adli sealed the win in the 82nd minute after he found the back of the net to make it 4-1 in regulation time.
With the victory, Leverkusen continue to pile the pressure on league leaders Bayern Munich, as both sides are on 13 points after five games each this season.
Upamecano hails Boniface
The France defender had a tough time keeping the Nigerian in check during Bayern Munich’s 2-2 draw against Bayer Leverkusen in a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday, September 16.
Upamecano and Boniface swapped jerseys after the match in a show of mutual respect, and the Bayern Munich defender commented on his opponent hailing, him as one of the best he has faced.
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Sports Brief earlier reported that Victor Boniface continued his impressive form for Bayer Leverkusen as he scored a goal and assisted another in their 4-0 thrashing of Hacken in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, September 21.
The Nigerian striker has been a force to reckon with since joining the German side in the summer from Royale Union SG.
The former Bodo/Glimt striker led the attack for the Black and Reds against the Swedish side and delivered a perfect performance.