Victor Boniface‘s Bayer Leverkusen welcomed Eintracht Frankfurt to the BayArena on Sunday evening, with both teams setting their sights on three valuable points.
It may interest you to know what Frankfurt won their biggest game of the season last weekend; as they thrashed Bavarian giants Bayern Munich in a 5-1 rout. In spite of this, Leverkusen were the overwhelming favourites to win on Sunday.
Although Eintracht Frankfurt gave everything they had on Sunday, it wasn't enough to avoid defeat at the hands of league leaders Leverkusen.
Victor Boniface shines in 3-0 victory
Due to Frankfurt's impressive victory over Bayern Munich last weekend, they were expected to give Leverkusen a run for their money. However, the hosts didn't take too long to find the net; as Victor Boniface gave Leverkusen the lead just before the 14 minute mark.
Although the hosts dominated most of the first half, they only registered two total shots at half-time, with one of those going on target. Likewise, just one of Frankfurt's two shots went on target, as they failed to get on the scoresheet.
Eintracht Frankfurt's fortunes didn't improve in the second half, as Jeremie Frimpong doubled the lead for the hosts just six minutes into the second half. A few minutes later, Florian Wirtz scored Leverkusen's third goal, ensuring the hosts will go home with all the spoils.
Super Eagles star Victor Boniface was subbed off after 72 minutes of play. He touched the ball 23 times, registering a goal and an assist. The former Bodø/Glimt player has now scored nine Bundesluga goals this season.
15th goal of the season!
Victor Boniface keeps on scoring ✨ pic.twitter.com/LhEDv2M4AX
— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) December 17, 2023
Where this result leaves both teams on the table
As it stands, Bayer Leverkusen are at the top of the Bundesliga table. They've had a fantastic campaign so far, being the only unbeaten team in the German top flight. Xabi Alonso's men have accumulated 39 points from 15 games, with 12 wins and three draws.
It's important to note that Bayer Leverkusen are seven points ahead of second-placed Bayern Munich, although Die Bayern have played two fewer games.
On the other hand, Frankfurt find themselves in eighth place, with 21 points from 15 matches. They've now lost six of their last seven matches across all competitions.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago