Super Eagles Star Scores Stunning Champions League Goal in Win Over Tough Opponents

Super Eagles Star Scores Stunning Champions League Goal in Win Over Tough Opponents

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:13 PM
  • FC Porto on Tuesday night, 4 October, defeated German side Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 in Champions League tie
  • Nigerian defender Zaidu Sanusi fired FC Porto into the lead against Leverkusen at the Estadio Do Dragao
  • Sanusi has been impressive so far this season for Porto and he is expected to be in Super Eagles squad next month

Super Eagles star Zaidu Sanusi was in great form on Tuesday night, 4 October, scoring a stunning header in FC Porto's Champions League 2-0 win over visiting Leverkusen.

Although the Nigerian and his teammates won the encounter, but it was not an easy ride for Sanusi and his teammates who had to wait until the second half before scoring.

Zaidu Sanusi, Super Eagles, Porto, Leverkusen
Zaidu Sanusi scores for Porto in win over Leverkusen. Photo by Octavio Passos
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Playing in front of their fans, FC Porto started the match impressively firing in all cylinders trying to get the opener against their opponents, but despite their efforts, they could not.

When did FC Porto score the opener?

Porto boss Conceicao opted to introduce Sanusi into the game in the 63rd minute and that was the decision that turned the game on its head.

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Within six minutes of his introduction into the game, Zanusi put Porto in front with a sublime finish that left Leverkusen goalkeeper Hradecky helpless.

And four minutes to the end of the match, Galeno scored the winner for FC Porto giving the Portuguese side their three points.

Lampard names 1 Super Eagles star he would not like to play against

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Frank Lampard hailed Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi for his brilliant performances so far this season for Everton in the Premier League in which he has won the heart of the fans.

Alex Iwobi has so far this season played in all Everton's eight games this season in the Premier League and played a big role in helping his side beat Southampton in their last game.

The Super Eagles star has three assists to his name and has currently assisted in two successive matches for Everton which is an incredible record.

Frank Lampard who is the coach of Everton claimed that he would not want to play against Alex Iwobi because of his power and pace.

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