Leon Bailey Scores Outrageous First-Time Curled Effort For Bayer Leverkusen Vs Hoffenheim
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Leon Bailey has given Bayer Leverkusen the lead against Hoffenheim with an outrageous first-time curled effort just outside the box.
Leverkusen were given a corner in the fourth minute and Bailey laid it off to Nadiem Amiri, who laid it back to Bailey.
The Jamaican international immediately let rip with a left footed shot that bent into the top corner and past a helpless Oliver Baumann.
How on earth has he pulled that off? A phenomenal strike.
Leon Bailey take a bow :clap:
What a magnificent strike to put Bayer Leverkusen in the lead :rocket: pic.twitter.com/Ms6r0w2ZHC
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 13, 2020
Bailey has since gone on to grab a second goal in a standout performance.
Fans have reacted to his first strike and they think it could be the best of the weekend.
That's what we call a rocket :rocket: https://t.co/NOxEyb1K9q
- Dominick Saunders (@dom_saunders95) December 13, 2020
Shot and a half https://t.co/8CyhmIcmHp
- jordan:black_joker: (@xMinDog) December 13, 2020
absolutely no right to be hitting it from there https://t.co/CczGiYy5ku
- :snowflake: (@FuckOffArsenal) December 13, 2020
Leon Bailey scoring bangers :flag_jm::boom::fire: https://t.co/156UeevJv9
- TMJ_17 (@TMJ_171) December 13, 2020
Victory for Leverkusen would see them move top of the Bundesliga on 25 points, one ahead of Bayern Munich.
It caps off a fine week for Bailey, who saw his side qualify for the Europa League knockout stages.
The 23-year-old scored five goals and assisted twice in six matches as Peter Bosz's side finished top of Group C.
Bailey was reportedly watched by a host of Premier League teams in midweek, including Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
Leverkusen will be glad to score a wonder goal of their own, after being on the end of Valentino Lazaro's scorpion kick earlier this season.
They welcomed Borussia Monchengladbach to the BayArena and were cruising towards a 4-2 victory.
But the away side weren't ready to give up and Lazaro's goal could go down as the best of 2020.
Scorpion kick!- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 8, 2020
Valentino Lazaro with a FIFA Puskás Award contender!
Sensational improvisation! pic.twitter.com/mJnHQ1bqNH
Patrick Herrmann whipped a cross in from the right and side and the Austrian flung his boot into the air while falling forwards, to the dismay of 'Die Werkself' keeper Lukas Hradecky.
Above all else, the Bundesliga is proving to be a good source of Puskas Award-worthy goals in 2020.
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