Super Eagles star gets relegated with top European club despite scoring 19 goals so far

Super Eagles star gets relegated with top European club despite scoring 19 goals so far

Akan Anwankwo
May 2, 2021 at 7:28 AM

- Simeon Nwankwo and his team Crotone have been confirmed to be relegated into the second division

- The Nigerian international was unable to add to his 19-goal tally during their 2-0 defeat to Inter Milan

- Antonio Conte's side will be crowned champions of Italy if Atalanta fail to defeat Sassuolo

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Simeon Nwankwo and his side Crotone have been relegated to the second division after suffering a 2-0 loss to Serie A leaders Inter Milan, Complete Sports.

The team had only gained promotion from Serie B last season but will return to the second-tier of the Italian division.

Goals from Christian Eriksen and Achraf Hakimi was enough to draw the league leaders closers to their first title in a decade.

Super Eagles star gets relegated with top European club despite scoring 19 goals so far
Simeon Nwankwo gets relegated with top Crotone after losing to Inter Milan by 2-0. Photo by Maurizio Lagana
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Despite Nwankwo's 19 Serie A goals this season, Crotone could only register one shot on target which did not pose a threat to the goalkeeper.

Romelu Lukaku and Latauro Martinez both hit the frame work earlier on before the Belgian set up Eriksen for the first goal.

The Nerazzurri doubled the advantage when the bottom side pushed for an equalizer but were caught on the counter-attack as Hakimi put the ball through the legs of the goalkeeper.

Inter will break the eight-year monopoly of Juventus' dominance in the if Atalanta fail to secure a win against Sassuolo.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Paul Onuachu scored his 30th league goal of the season in Genk's narrow 3-2 win over Royal Antwerp in the Jupiler League Championship group.

The four top teams in the Belgian topflight league with play against each other and whoever tops the group will be declared winner of the Belgian league.

The Super Eagles forward has never seemed to be slowing down as he helped his club grind out a win in the five-goal thriller. had also reported that Nigeria international Sadiq Umar extends his goal tally this season to 24 after scoring twice in Almeria's 2-2 draw against Real Oviedo on Saturday, May 1.

The 24-year-old opened the scoring for the home team from the spot in the 22nd minute and doubled his effort on the half-hour mark.

His goals meant the hosts controlled the game for the most part of the opening half but failed to turn up in the second half.

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