Boniface, Tella Win Historic German Bundesliga Title With Bayern Leverkusen 






Super Eagles duo of Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella have helped Bayer Leverkusen to their first ever Bundesliga title triumph in their history with a 5-0 win over Werder Bremen on Sunday, reports.



Bayern Leverkusen remain unbeaten in all competitions this season having broken Bayern Munich’s German record of 32 games without a defeat in all competitions in February. The run now stands at 43 in all competitions.



Boniface converted from the spot in the 25th minute to give Leverkusen the lead. A long-range strike from Granit Xhaka in the second half added comfort to the score in front of a rapturous BayArena crowd with Florian Wirtz scoring a hattrick to complete the demolition of Werder Bremen.



The result means Bayern’s run of 11 consecutive Bundesliga titles has come to an end, with the Bavarian giants and Stuttgart both 16 points behind.



Xabi Alonso has led an extraordinary turnaround to help Bayer Leverkusen win their first Bundesliga title.



Nathan Tella has contributed five goals and two assists in 20 appearances so far, while compatriots Victor Boniface who just returned from injury has contributed twelve goals in nineteenth appearances.


The silverware helps rid Leverkusen of the unwanted ‘Neverkusen’ tag that has plagued them as Germany’s perennial runners-up. They have finished second in the league five times, three more than any other side in the country who hadn’t won the title until this season, and last won a trophy in 1993.


In 2002, the club infamously lost both the German Cup and Champions League finals as well as surrendering a five-point Bundesliga lead in the last three rounds of the season to finish the year trophy-less.

This season, however, a 3-0 win over Bayern in February helped alleviate fears of a similar caving and demonstrated that this Leverkusen team was capable of shaking off those historical concerns.


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