Victor Boniface ends goal drought with 4th Europa League goal as Leverkusen hack-down Hacken

Victor Boniface scored to end a four-game goal drought as Bayer Leverkusen hacked-down Hacken in the Europa League on Thursday, November 30.

The Nigerian striker headed Leverkusen ahead in the 14th minute to inspire them to a 2-0 victory in Sweden.

Prior to this game, Victor Boniface had gone four-games without a goal for club and country and so will be relieved to clip that run with hiss second goal in November.

After scoring the match-winner for Leverkusen vs Qarabag in the Europa League on November 9, the 22-year old striker fired blank in two International games plus his teams league wins over Union Berlin and Weder Bremen.

The away fixture vs Hacken was his fourth match of the season in the Europa League, the 22-year-old needed just 14 minutes to make his mark.

Leverkusen dominated the opening exchanges and got due reward when Boniface who was at the right place and time to head home from a Josip Stansic cross for 1-0.

That was his fourth goal in the competition, two short of the six-goals that helped him finish UEFA Europa League top-scorer for the 2022/2023 season, while representing Belgian club Union St.Gilloise.

Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso took Boniface off at halftime, Patrik Schick who replaced Nigeria’s Nathan Tella added the second goal to seal a 0-2 win, top-spot in group H and a last-16 spot for the unbeaten germans with a group game to spare.

Victor Boniface has now scored 12-goals for Bayer Leverkusen this season in all competitions.

The Super Eagle has scored seven-time in the German Bundesliga to help Leverkusen to top-spot.

In a related development, Leverkusen have revealed plans to stop the Nigerian striker from playing at the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

According to club Director, Fernando Carro, Leverkusen is contemplating legal action to stop Boniface, Tella and three other Africans from participating the tournament slated to take place in January/Febuary 2024.