Super Eagles Star Linked to Real Madrid Scores First Goal of the Season in Europa League Win

Super Eagles Star Linked to Real Madrid Scores First Goal of the Season in Europa League Win

  • Wilfred Ndidi scored his first goal of the season for Leicester City in their 3-1 win over Legia Warsaw
  • The 26-year-old headed home the Foxes second from a corner-kick after conceding a penalty at the other end
  • Brendan Rodgers' men are now top of the table after recording their win in their Europa League campaign

It was a big night for Wilfred Ndidi and Leicester City in their Europa League game against Legia Warsaw at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes going into the game were bottom of the group with just a win all season but dispatched the polish side by 3-1.

Summary of the game

Brendan Rodgers' men started the game brightly as Patson Daka out-muscled his marker and picked his spot for the first goal of the match. His fifth of the campaign.

Super Eagles star linked to Real Madrid scores first goal of the season in Europa League win
Wilfred Ndidi scored in Leicester City's 3-1 win over Legia Warsaw at the King Power Stadium. Photo by Visionhaus
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It was the turn of James Maddison to get his name on the scoresheet as he danced between defenders before picking his spot to make it 2-0.

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Legia responded a few minutes later when Ndidi handled the ball inside the penalty area as the away were awarded a spot-kick.

Filip Mladenovic scored from nine yards and gave Warsaw the hopes of levelling matters and reduced the deficit to 2-1.

In the 33rd minute, Leicester restored their two-goal cushion as Ndid headed home Maddison's cross to make amends for the penalty conceded.

The second half did not produce any further goals as the Foxes moved from bottom of the group to first position after recording their second win.

Osimhen and 3 other African stars to miss AFCON 2022

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Victor Osimhen tops the list of African stars that will likely miss the AFCON 2020 tournament in Cameroon.

The Napoli striker suffered a broken cheekbone during Napoli's first loss of the season to Serie A defending champions Inter Milan.

The 22-year-old then underwent surgery and has been ruled out of action for the next three weeks which could filter into the AFCON period.

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Osimhen given a cash prize of N2m for his man-of-the-match performance against Cape Verde

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Victor Osimhen was undoubtedly rewarded for his performance against Cape Verde as he was given the man-of-the-match award which came with a cash prize of N2m.

Osimhen also won the Most Valuable Player award and will get another one million naira for winning that.

The Super Eagles striker opened the scoring in the first minute of the game as he sent the fans at the Teslim Balogun Stadium to rapturous celebrations.

Source: Sports Brief News