Victor Boniface Reacts After Bayer Leverkusen Refuses to Lose With Late Comeback Against AS Roma

Victor Boniface Reacts After Bayer Leverkusen Refuses to Lose With Late Comeback Against AS Roma

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 11, 2024 at 7:35 AM
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  • Victor Boniface has reacted to Bayer Leverkusen's draw against AS Roma
  • The German champions snatched the late draw at BayArena on Thursday
  • Leverkusen will face Atalanta in the final of the Europa League on May 22

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Nigerian forward, Victor Boniface, took to social media to post a funny reaction to Bayer Leverkusen's refusal to lose a game this season despite coming close a few times.

The new German champions were staring at defeat during their Europa League game against AS Roma before a late strike from Josip Stanisic extended their unbeaten run.

Boniface, who was an unused substitute in the second leg of the semi-final, celebrated with his teammates as Leverkusen continue to chase another trophy this season.

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Victor Boniface celebrates with his Leverkusen teammates after their Europa League draw with AS Roma on May 9, 2024. Photo: Hesham Elsherif/Anadolu.
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Immediately after the game, Boniface took to social media to post an image from the popular Chinese movie, Shaolin Soccer, to express his excitement.

"Dey play," he wrote under the photo on Instagram, which means 'we are not playing' in pidgin English.

He later shared another photo where he was carrying his teammate and Nigerian compatriot, Nathan Tella, on his back.

He wrote: "Innit boy. No break my back abeg."

The word innit is a popular slang term used mostly for people born in London, where Tella hails from, translated commonly as 'isn't it?'

Bayern Leverkusen will now face Italian side, Atalanta, in the final of the Europa League on May 22, as reported by Irish Times.

Alonso explains Victor Boniface's absence

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Bayer Leverkusen manager, Xabi Alonso discussed Boniface's absence during the Europa League game against Roma.

The new Bundesliga champions comfortably won the tie 4-2 on aggregate, with the Nigerian forward not playing a single minute of both semi-final ties.

Boniface recently returned from a long injury layoff after a superb first half of the season, with 19 goals and 10 assists in 30 matches during this campaign.

Lookman edges Boniface in CAF POTY ranking

Sports Brief also reported that Ademola Lookman became an award frontrunner after an outstanding run with both club and country this year.

The 26-year-old starred as Atalanta reached their second final of the year following victory over Olympique Marseille in the UEFA Europa League.

Lookman scored and provided an assist in the 3-0 win in Bergamo, setting himself up favourably for CAF's 2024 African Player of the Year.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.