Nigerian Star Helps Top European Giants Win Prestigious Title After 19 Years Wait

Nigerian Star Helps Top European Giants Win Prestigious Title After 19 Years Wait

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:03 PM
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  • Spartak Moscow have been crowned champions of the 2022 Russian Cup after beating Dynamo Moscow 2-1
  • Nigerian footballer, Victor Moses played 90 minutes for Spartak Moscow helping his club to win the title
  • Victor Moses joined Spartak Moscow in 2021 and the Nigerian has so far featured in 25 games scoring two goals

Victor Moses on Sunday night, 29 May, produced an impressive performance helping Spartak Moscow to win the Russian Cup beating Dynamo Moscow 2-1 in what was a challenging battle.

Going into this encounter, Spartak Moscow had waited for 19 years without winning the Russian Cup and the current players of the team were determined to record their names in gold.

Nigerian star Victor Moses featured from start to finish and almost scored the opener in the 3rd minute after getting a brilliant pass from Aleksandr Sobolev, but he missed the chance.

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Spartak Moscow beat Dynamo Moscow to win the 2022 Russian Cup. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtse
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And in the 10th minute, Aleksandr Sobolev netted the first goal for Spartak Moscow sending their fans into wide jubilation in the stands.

Did Dynamo Moscow restore parity in the first half?

According to the reports on GOAL and Complete Sports, Dynamo Moscow were unable to restore parity in the first half as Victor Moses and his teammates took the lead into the dressing room after the first 45 minutes.

What happened in the second half?

Players of Dynamo Moscow were aggressive in the second half and waited until the 55th minute before equalizing through Arsen Zakharyan.

However, Quincy Promes scored the winner for Spartak Moscow in the 72nd minute winning the encounter 2-1.

Sadiq Umar scores crucial goal to help Almeria secure Spanish La Liga promotion

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigerian international Sadiq Umar was on hand to help Almeria secure La Liga promotion after scoring in their 2-2 draw with Leganes to finish as Segunda Division winners.

Umar found the back of the net in the 53rd minute of the encounter ensuring both sides shared the spoils and helping his side to end the season with 81 points.

GOAL reports that the Rojiblancos needed a point in their last away game to guarantee themselves an automatic ticket to the Spanish topflight.

However, it was the hosts that grabbed the lead nine minutes into the encounter after Borja Garces rounded goalkeeper Fernando Martinez having been teed up by Javier Hernandez.

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