Leverkusen ease past Frankfurt 3-0 to open up seven-point lead


Bayer Leverkusen put three past Eintracht Frankfurt

Bayer Leverkusen made light work of Eintracht Frankfurt winning 3-0 in a comfortable performance.

Bayer Leverkusen's Victor Boniface scored once and helped to set up two more goals for a 3-0 victory over visitors Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday as the Bundesliga leaders opened up a provisional seven-point gap.

Unbeaten in the league this season, Xabi Alonso's team took a 14th-minute lead with 22-year-old Nigeria international Boniface powering into the box and threading a low shot past two defenders and goalkeeper Kevin Trapp for his ninth goal of the campaign.

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Alejandro Grimaldo's 35th-minute free kick slid off the crossbar before Jeremie Frimpong doubled their lead in the 51st on the rebound after Trapp had saved a Boniface shot.

The striker then sent Florian Wirtz through with a clever pass for their third goal six minutes later with the Germany international chipping the ball over the keeper.

Florian Wirtz has 11 goal contributions in the Bundesliga this season.
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Leverkusen, who hit the woodwork twice late in the game through Wirtz and Piero Hincapie, are on 39 points with champions Bayern Munich, who host fourth-placed VfB Stuttgart later and also have a game in hand, in second on 32.

The Bundesliga stops for a winter break after next week's matches on Tuesday and Wednesday and will resume on Jan. 12.