Bayer Leverkusen and Leon “LB9” Bailey are flying high.
The Jamaican winger scored twice against Sk Slavia Praha as well as made an assist last week Thursday in a UEFA Europa League encounter. Leverkusen qualifies from their group with a game in hand and are the group toppers.
Bundesliga update: Leverkusen are now top of the German Bundesliga on 25 points, one point ahead of the elite Bayern Munich. Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg (in 4th place on 21 points) remain the only unbeaten teams in the German top flight after the 11th round.
Match day-December 13, 2020.
Leverkusen is known to win most of the matches they play on a Sunday, their game vs Hoffenheim earlier today was no different, the latter was sent packing after a 4-1 dismissal.
Leon Bailey scored twice to lead Leverkusen to the top of the league, Wirtz (17-year-old prodigy) and Argentine center-forward Alairo “who recently returned” from injury were the other scorers. Hoffenheim ended the game with 9 outfield players.
It’s not comfortable at the top but they’ll want to remain in the driver’s seat for as long as possible, it’s hard to tell how things will pan out in the end as it’s early days and Leverkusen have a history of showing inconsistency over the years, so only time and performances will tell.
Watch the match highlights below.