Nigerian striker, Victor Boniface scored his seventh (7th) German Bundesliga goal of the season as Bayer Leverkusen defeated Cologne 3-0 on Sunday, October 8.
The win ensures Leverkusen maintain their lead in this season’s Bundesliga title race with their sixth win in seven league matches, Boniface a significant figure behind this run.
Xabi Alonso’s team, who are still undefeated, scored twice in the first half through Jonas Hofmann and Jeremie Frimpong and before club top scorer, Victor Boniface scored midway through the second half to seal a 3-0 win.
Leverkusen took the lead in the 22nd minute after a perfect passing move across the entire pitch and with Florian Wirtz’s backheel flick setting up Germany international Hofmann for his fourth goal of the campaign.
After sloppy Cologne defending, Alex Grimaldo cut the ball back from the left and despite a crowded box, Frimpong was completely unmarked at the far post to stab it in 10 minutes later for 2-0.
Nigerian forward, Victor Boniface completed another textbook quick attack with a tap-in after 67 minutes to take his league tally to seven goals.
Bayer Leverkusen are now on 19 points, one ahead of second-placed VfB Stuttgart, and two in front of Borussia Dortmund, who are third.
Champions Bayern Munich, on 14, are in action later on Sunday against Freiburg.