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Unstoppable Victor Boniface Strikes To Snatch Draw With Dortmund



A goal from Nigeria striker Victor Boniface with 11 minutes remaining ensured Bayer Leverkusen a 1-1 home draw with Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, keeping the league leaders’ unbeaten record this season intact.

Dortmund scored just five minutes in through Julian Ryerson and the visitors looked set to be the first side this season to beat Leverkusen in any competition.

With the clock running down, Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso brought Patrik Schick from the bench and the move paid immediate dividends, with the Czech attacker finding Boniface for the equaliser.

The draw means Leverkusen end the round three points ahead of Bayern Munich on the ladder, although the Bavarians have a game in hand after Saturday’s match with Union Berlin was postponed due to heavy snowfall.

Alonso made eight changes to the XI which won 2-0 at Swedish side Hacken on Thursday, which secured them top spot in their Europa League group.

Coming into the match 10 points behind Leverkusen after just 12 matches, Dortmund were hit with a pre-match wave of the flu, ruling out several first teamers including Donyell Malen, Niklas Suele and Ramy Bensebaini.

Fresh from Tuesday’s 3-1 win at AC Milan which secured progress to the Champions League knockouts, Dortmund burst out of the blocks, taking the lead after just five minutes through Ryerson.

With his back to goal, Niclas Fuellkrug held the ball up perfectly before back-heeling to Ryerson, who threaded the ball into the goal.

Leverkusen turned up the heat for the remainder of the opening half but could not find an equaliser, Florian Wirtz’s 45th-minute stunner being ruled out by VAR for a narrow offside.

Dortmund held firm amid relentless Leverkusen pressure in the second-half, before Alonso sent on Schick, who had only played one minute in the league this season.

The Czech striker helped Leverkusen equalise less than a minute later, sliding a ball through the Dortmund defence to Boniface, who tapped home from close range.

Earlier on Sunday, a second-half goal from Austria striker Michael Gregoritsch took Freiburg to a narrow 1-0 win at struggling Mainz.

Despite the scoreline the match was ripe with chances, Mainz going closest in the first half through Sepp van den Berg, while Gregoritsch was denied twice by the post.

The 1.93-metre-tall Austrian scored with 20 minutes remaining, hammering in on the turn to give his side the lead, his first league goal since May.

Mainz’s Leandro Barreiro was inches away from an equaliser with just a minute remaining, but the visitors cleared the danger.

The win, Freiburg’s first in the league since October, sends the Europa League participants into eighth place while Mainz remain mired in the relegation zone.

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Adekunle Shines In Sporting Lagos Dramatic Win



Nigeria Super Eagles defender, Adekunle Adeleke, came through with another top performance in the Nigeria topflight as he Marshaled relegation threatened Sporting Lagos to a win following its dramatic 2-1 win over Defending Champions, Enyimba FC, in one of the Matchday 37 fixture played today.

Unarguably Sporting Lagos trusted defender, Adeleke who joined the Lagos based side at mid season has continually shown off class in back to back games for Sporting.

Sporting Lagos who lost at home on Matchday 36 had their hope of survival on a pendulum as the team needs nothing but a win against Enyimba FC.

After been held at home on Matchday 36, Enyimba marched into Lagos with a date against relegation threatened Sporting Lagos.

Sporting Lagos at kick-off earned a spot kick with just 5mins into the had their chance fluffed but worked out another goal to earn a lead at half time.

On return for the second half, Enyimba FC converted from the spot to return the game to a stalemate.

With few minutes left in the game, Sporting grinded out a deserved goal at the 85mins, a goal enough to separate the two sides at full time.

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Ede Oloko Nets Brace Again!



Scoring Sensation, Ede Oloko, continued with his goal festival in the Latvian Virsliga, as he recorded another brace in Jelgava disappointing 4-2 defeat to Grobina in one of the Matchday 18 fixtures played earlier today in the Latvian Virsliga.

One of Nigeria most inform abroad, Oloko in back to back games has continued to show off his worth in the colors of Jelgava as he seven (7) goals under his belt.

Winless in last two games, Grobina ambushed Jelgava hoping to bounce back to winning ways on Matchday 18.

Inconsistent Jelgava side had their hands full on Matchday 18 haven been drawn to trade tackles with Grobina away from home.

First half of the fixture ended on a 1-1 stalemate as Ede Oloko third minute goal was cancelled by Grobina with its 41st minute goal before the half time break.

Resilient Grobina on emergence for the second half out scored its visitors to bring the final scoreline to 4-2 with Jelgava Nigerian import, Ede Oloko, completing a brace for the day.

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Sunday Megwo’s Brace Saves Abia Warriros From Relegation



Red-hot Sunday Megwo and Abia Warriros will play in the Nigeria Premier League next season after the gangling talisman recorded a brace in Abia Warriors 2-0 win over Akwa United earlier today.

Abia Warriors are mathematically safe with 51 points from as many matches as all team struggling for survival cannot catch up with them after final day.

It is a remarkable achievement for Abia Warriros, who were at risk of sinking after its goalless draw against Bendel Insurance but got a sign of relief after its 3-1 win over Gombe United in Bauchi on Matchday 36.

They, Abia Warriros, were down in the relegation zone after matchsay 34 but a burst of form by Nigerian forward , Sunny Megwo has now kept them up.

The dreaded striker has constantly help the team win games with goals as his brace today helps relegation threatened Abia Warriors to be relief.

Today, he scored his seventh (7) goal of the season to give his team all maximum points at stake.

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