Leon Bailey Scores Brilliant Free Kick Against Bayern Munich
Leon Bailey is one of the most promising young players in Europe but the Bayer Leverkusen forward has been quite quiet this season, he's turned the volume back up with his free kick on Saturday afternoon against Bayern Munich.
It's about a year ago since Leon Bailey became every England fans favourite footballer that they'd never seen. Not that no one had seen him play but a large majority.
That was because the Bayer Leverkusen suddenly started getting linked with a switch to being English as rumours went around that Gareth Southgate was ready to call him up for the World Cup.
However it seems that the Jamaican was never actually eligible to switch to the Three Lions as, despite holding English passports, his grandparents weren't born in the country, as it happens England didn't need him in the end.
This season though Bailey's form has taken a hit and the 21 year old had only scored once going into the Bundesliga game with Bayern Munich.
The fact you're reading this article makes me believe you already know that his tally is now two goals. Against Bayern he scored a brilliant free kick:
Leon Bailey and Leverkusen came back from 0-1 down to beat Bayern 3-1.- FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 2, 2019
His stunning free kick equalizer got it all started. :fire: pic.twitter.com/Rm0EgMsr5s
Leon bailey:heart_eyes: @bayer04_en pic.twitter.com/JptP7LBeGE
- Nozza:fire: (@BhafcEthan) February 2, 2019
TAKE A BOW, LEON BAILEY:clap: What a talent! pic.twitter.com/fmbTHe8r10
- SR (@KanteBall_) February 2, 2019
Even the Bundesliga champions were impressed with the goal:
Holy moly :flushed: That's some free kick from Bailey, you have to say. @bayer04_en are back level :confused: (52')#B04FCB 1-1 pic.twitter.com/yJfMeyzh6w
- FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 2, 2019
#FCBayern players watching that Leon Bailey free kick like... :confounded:#B04FCB pic.twitter.com/4x9Ud1htgS
- DW Sports (@dw_sports) February 2, 2019
@leonbailey today:fire::fire:@bayer04_en vs @FCBayernEN pic.twitter.com/u7Rllx9Ijv
- Anamul Haque (Ruman) (@AnamulHaque_13) February 2, 2019
@leonbailey what in the world was that?!:fire::fire::fire:
- Jay Mota (@jaymota2000) February 2, 2019
Quite simply the perfect free-kick :ok_hand: @leonbailey @bayer04_en pic.twitter.com/evupQnkqSi
- Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) February 2, 2019
#BigBalla @leonbailey :fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire: https://t.co/cmMLMnfEjB
- Antoinette Toni Aiken:flag_jm: (@Toniterp) February 2, 2019
Hopefully Bailey can start finding form again and, for the sake of Jamaica, he doesn't start think he can play for countries he's not eligible for.