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Victor Boniface and Bayer Leverkusen set new Bundesliga unbeaten record

Victor-Boniface

Xabi Alonso led Bayer Leverkusen‘s side to set a new Bundesliga unbeaten record following their 4-0 bashing of Bochum, thanks to the impressive performance of Nigerian striker Victor Boniface.

The Super Eagles striker has been in superb form for Bayer Leverkusen since he joined the club in the summer, coming from the bench to score for Bayer Leverkusen in the fourth goal bashing of Bochum at Bay Arena on Thursday night.

The 22-year-old-born Akure striker has so far scored 16 goals, and eight registered assists in 23 matches for the Die Werkself across all competitions this season.

With the remarkable victory against Bochum, Bayer Leverkusen became the first team in German football history to go unbeaten in the first 25 games of a season.

So far in the 2023/24 season, Bayer Leverkusen have amassed 22 wins and three draws. 81 goals scored and 18 conceded.

Leverkusen stretched its unbeaten start to the season to 25 games across all competitions, beating the German record of 24 games without defeat set by Hamburger SV at the start of the 1982/83 season.

Hamburg’s record stood at the time as 14 wins and 10 draws before a 2-1 loss at Hertha Berlin in the third round of the German Cup.

Leverkusen broke the German mark of 24 games without a loss set at the beginning of the 1982/83 campaign by extending their unbeaten start to 25 games throughout all competitions. Before a 2-1 defeat to Hertha Berlin during the third round of the German Cup, Hamburg’s record was 14 victories and 10 draws.

Before the break, the team’s victory over Bochum put them four points ahead of Bayern Munich, the 11-time reigning winner, even though Bayern still has a game in hand.