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Monday, 27 November 2023 08:25

Round-up: Sadiq ends goal drought with spectacular goal, Moffi on target

SUPER Eagles striker Umar Sadiq produced a sensational strike to help Real Sociedad to victory in Spain, while his international teammate Terem Moffi also scored for Nice in France last night.

It took Sadiq his 14th appearance in all competitions to open his goals account this season but it was well worth the wait.

The 26-year-old Nigeria international picked the ball up in midfield and glided past two defenders before firing a rising shot from about 30 yards out that gave the Sevilla goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic no chance.

The sensational strike was in the 22nd second minute and Real Sociedad’s second goal following Dmitrovic’s third minute own goal.

Morocco striker Youssef En-Nesyri pulled one back for Sevilla on the hour mark but Sociedad held on to claim a tight victory.

Sadiq, who was making only his fourth LaLiga start of 12 appearances this season, was taken off to huge applause in the 75th minute, 13 minutes before Sevilla veterans Sergio Ramos and Jesus Navas were both sent off.

With the victory, Real Sociedad moved up to fifth in the LaLiga table while Sevilla are 15th.

In France, Super Eagles striker Moffi scored the only goal of the encounter as Nice defeated Toulouse 1-0.

Moffi struck in the 54th minute to take his Ligue 1 tally to four goals and two assists in 13 matches this season as Nice moved to within one point of leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Also in France, Nigeria winger Moses Simon played the full game as Nice were held to a 0-0 draw by Le Havre, while Super Eagles defender Kevin Akpoguma was brought on at the start of the second half in Hoffenheim’s 1-1 draw at home to Mainz in the German Bundesliga.

PHOTO: Umar Sadiq celebrating his goal.

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