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Boniface scores as Leverkusen demolish Bochum to extend unbeaten run to 50

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Nigerian striker Victor Boniface scored his 13th Bundesliga goal of the season as Bayer Leverkusen made history by extending their unbeaten run to 50 matches with a 5-0 win over Bochum on Sunday.

The goal also took Boniface goals 20 in all competitions in his debut season with Leverkusen

Leverkusen took advantage of their numerical superiority early on, with Patrik Schick breaking the deadlock courtesy of a precise finish from Arthur’s delivery. Boniface then furthered Leverkusen’s lead from the penalty spot after Tella was fouled in the box.

Despite Bochum’s efforts to make a comeback, even with a player down, Leverkusen remained dominant, with Amine Adli contributing to the goal tally. Josip Stanisic and Alex Grimaldo also got on the scoresheet, sealing an emphatic win for Xabi Alonso’s side and maintaining their remarkable form throughout the season.

Bochum, the last team to defeat Xabi Alonso’s side in any competition back in May 2023, found themselves on the receiving end this time, with Leverkusen showcasing their attacking prowess through goals from five different players.

With just one game left in the Bundesliga season, Leverkusen are on the brink of completing an undefeated campaign and are also eyeing a remarkable treble, much to the excitement of midfielder Robert Andrich, who expressed his desire for the “unique” achievement.

Alonso’s league champions are just one game away from the first unbeaten Bundesliga season and three games from a remarkable treble.

Leverkusen midfielder Robert Andrich told DAZN he had his sights set on a “unique” triple.

“We couldn’t have imagined how much the Bundesliga title meant to the club and the fans.

“Next week we’ll hold the trophy high in our own stadium, which will be emotional and beautiful. After that we’re off to Dublin and Berlin and we want to grab both titles and go on holiday with the triple in our backpacks.”

As Leverkusen prepare for the Europa League final against Atalanta in Dublin followed by the German Cup final against second-division Kaiserslautern, their ambitions for a triple triumph are within reach, promising an emotional and unforgettable climax to their extraordinary season.