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Boniface Helps Leverkusen To Confirm Invisible Season

Super Eagles’ striker, Victor Boniface, helped Bayern Leverkusen complete an invincible Bundesliga season with his goal helping the champion to a 2-1 victory against Augsburg. On Saturday, May 18, Bayer Leverkusen became the first team to go an entire Bundesliga season unbeaten with Boniface alongside another national teammate, Nathan Tella, contributing their quota to Xabi Alonso’s side’s incredible campaign. Goals from Boniface and Robert Andrich earned Leverkusen their 28th league victory of the season, having been crowned as German champions for the first time last month.

Leverkusen have finished on 90 points from their 34 matches, a mammoth 17 ahead of second-place Stuttgart. Alonso has worked wonders since moving to Leverkusen in October 2022 and helped the club to a sixth-placed finish following a disappointing start to the season. Although many expected Leverkusen to enjoy an improved Bundesliga campaign, few would have anticipated them to go the whole season unbeaten. That is exactly what has happened to Leverkusen, who have romped to the Bundesliga title without losing a single match.

Leverkusen season-long unbeaten run is now at 51 games in all competitions – already breaking a 59-year-old UEFA record – and two more wins will secure a remarkable treble. They face Atalanta in the Europa League final in Dublin on Wednesday, followed by the German Cup final against second-tier Kaiserslautern three days later. In a party-style atmosphere, Leverkusen were rarely troubled by Augsburg as Boniface opened the scoring after 12 minutes, converting Amine Adli’s pass from inside the penalty area.

The lead was doubled soon after from a close-range effort by Robert Andrich and, despite Mert Komur’s second-half strike in reply, Leverkusen were able to finish a memorable league campaign in winning ways.

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