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UEFA Europa League QF: West Ham Lose To Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen - In Pics

Bayer Leverkusen got late goals from substitutes Jonas Hofmann and Victor Boniface to top West Ham 2-0 and extend its unbeaten streak to 42 games in a season that can also end up with a treble of trophies. Hofmann netted on a rebound in the 83rd before Boniface clinched a well-deserved victory with a header in stoppage time. With a 16-point lead atop the Bundesliga, Xabi Alonso’s team is on course to clinch its first-ever league title and has reached the German Cup final.

Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

West Ham's Kurt Zouma, centre, applauds with teammates after the Europa League quarterfinals first leg soccer match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and West Ham United at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.

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Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United
Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

Leverkusen's Granit Xhaka, left, and West Ham's Ben Johnson challenge for the ball during the Europa League quarterfinals first leg soccer match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and West Ham United at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.

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Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United
Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

West Ham's goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski misses the opening goal by Leverkusen's Jonas Hofmann, not in the picture, during the Europa League quarterfinals first leg soccer match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and West Ham United at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.

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Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United
Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

Leverkusen's Victor Boniface celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Europa League quarterfinals first leg soccer match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and West Ham United at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.

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Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United
Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

West Ham's Vladimir Coufal, left, and Leverkusen's Jonathan Tah collide as they battle for the ball during the Europa League quarterfinals first-leg soccer match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and West Ham United at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.

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Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United
Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

West Ham's Emerson Palmieri reacts after Leverkusen's Jonas Hofmann scored the opening goal during the Europa League quarterfinals first leg soccer match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and West Ham United at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.

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Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United
Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

Leverkusen's Jonas Hofmann celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Europa League quarterfinals first leg soccer match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and West Ham United at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.

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Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United
Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

West Ham's Mohammed Kudus and Leverkusen's Piero Hincapie, left, challenge for the ball during the Europa League quarterfinals first leg soccer match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and West Ham United at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.

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Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United
Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

West Ham's Mohammed Kudus, left, and Leverkusen's Piero Hincapie challenge for the ball during the Europa League quarterfinals first leg soccer match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and West Ham United at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.

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Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United
Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs West Ham United Photo: AP/Martin Meissner

Leverkusen's Jonathan Tah, centre, challenges for the ball during the Europa League quarterfinals first leg soccer match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and West Ham United at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.

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