Super Eagles striker Victor Boniface helped Bayer Leverkusen qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League with a stoppage-time penalty, sealing a 1-0 win over Qarabag in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The game was heading towards a goalless draw after both sides missed numerous goalscoring opportunities.
The referee however awarded a penalty for the German Bundesliga leaders in the fourth minute of stoppage time after a VAR review with Alejandro Grimaldo’s header hit the outstretched arm of Qarabag’s Maksim Medvedev in the box.
Leverkusen’s top scorer this season, Boniface made no mistakes, shooting into the bottom right corner of the net to seal a fourth-straight win in the group for his side.
The Werkself have won four European games in succession for the first time in the club’s history.
The goal was Boniface’s third in four Europa League games and 11th in all competitions for Leverkusen this season.
Fellow Nigerian Nathan Tella who got his maiden Super Eagles call-up today also saw 61 minutes of action in the encounter.