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Red-hot Bailey scores in Bayer win

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Leverkusen's Leon Bailey scores the opening goal during their German Bundesliga match against FSV Mainz in Leverkusen, Germany, yesterday.


Jamaican forward Leon Bailey's remarkable form continued yesterday as he scored again to help Bayer Leverkusen reclaim second place in the German Bundesliga with a 2-0 win over Mainz.

The visitors defended doggedly in the first half, but Bailey broke the deadlock minutes into the second when he let fly from more than 20m and inside the far corner.

It was the Jamaican forward's eighth league goal of the season. The 20-year-old has also set up six more.

Brazilian defender Wendell sealed the win with a penalty midway through the half, awarded for a foul by Giulio Donati on Lucas Alario, who provided the assist for Bailey's goal.

Leverkusen stayed 16 points behind runaway leader Bayern Munich.