Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen Cruise Past Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 to Open Up Seven-point Lead

Published By: Ritayan Basu

Last Updated: December 18, 2023, 08:07 IST

Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt (AP)

Victor Boniface scored once and helped to set up two more as Bayer Leverkusen defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 in the Bundesliga.

Bayer Leverkusen’s Victor Boniface scored and helped set up two more goals in a 3-0 victory over visitors Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday as the Bundesliga leaders stayed four point clear.

Unbeaten in the league this season, Xabi Alonso’s team took a 14th-minute lead with 22-year-old Nigeria forward powering into the box and threading a low shot past two defenders and goalkeeper Kevin Trapp for his ninth goal of the campaign.

Alejandro Grimaldo’s 35th-minute free kick slid off the crossbar before Jeremie Frimpong doubled their advantage in the 51st on the rebound after Trapp saved a Boniface shot.

The striker then sent Florian Wirtz through with a clever pass for their third goal six minutes later with the Germany international chipping the ball over the keeper.

Leverkusen, who hit the woodwork twice late in the game through Wirtz and Piero Hincapie, are on 39 points with champions Bayern Munich, who have a game in hand, second on 35 following their 3-0 win over VfB Stuttgart.

“We did not have enough control in the first half,” Xabi Alonso said. “It was not easy. We improved considerably n the second half. We dominated and created lots of chances.”

“As for the Bundesliga lead at the moment it is not something that I think about,” he said.

The Bundesliga stops for a winter break after next week’s matches on Tuesday and Wednesday and will resume on Jan. 12.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – Reuters)

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