Thursday 9 July, 2020

Leon Bailey scores, dishes an assist in Bayer Leverkusen win

Leon Bailey celebrates his goal on Saturday. (PHOTO: Instagram)

Leon Bailey celebrates his goal on Saturday. (PHOTO: Instagram)

Jamaican startlet Leon Bailey scored one and assisted another as Bayer Leverkusen stunned Borussia Moenchengladbach with five second-half goals to recover from a halftime deficit in its 5-1 win in the German Bundesliga on Saturday.

American Fabian Johnson fired the home side into an early lead but Sven Bender equalised after the break.

Bailey and Julian Brandt then scored in quick succession and Kevin Volland added another. Joel Pohjanpalo completed an afternoon to forget for Dieter Hecking's side.

Bailey took to social media after the game to express his happiness over the result and his own performance in the win. He also explained that his goal celebration - which saw him pinch both ears - was to send a message: "Listen more and talk less," he said.

The 20-year-old is yet to represent Jamaica on the senior level amid a rift between the player's agent, Craig Butler, and the Jamaica Football Federation over reported terms and conditions in which the star would wear the green, black and gold of the Reggae Boyz.




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