Jamaican international Leon Bailey scored once and turned provider for another as Bayer Leverkusen defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 in the Bundesliga at the BayArena on Saturday.
Bailey, 23, flashed a shot over the cross in the second half before breaking the deadlock in the 70th minute when substitute Moussa Diaby sent a sweeping cross to the far post where the Jamaican met it and slotted it between goalkeeper Kevin Trapp’s legs.
Reggae Boy Bailey then set up Leverkusen’s second with a neat pass for substitute Lucas Alario to dink in 10 minutes from time.
Said Bailey, who has been directly involved in five goals in Leverkusen’s last two Bundesliga home games: “Well, you know it’s always nice scoring goals and, of course, helping the team as well.
“It was an important game … so I’m happy I was able to deliver.”
Frankfurt’s Andre Silva and the hosts’ Kerem Demirbay exchanged goals in added time as Leverkusen held on to maintain their outside chance of a top-four finish, while Frankfurt’s own Champions League aspirations suffered a setback.