Sadiq Umar’s Thunder Bolt Goal Earns Sociedad Victory at Sevilla

Sadiq Umar’s Thunder Bolt Goal Earns Sociedad Victory at Sevilla


*Terem Moffi scores OGC Nice’s winning goal against Toulouse

Duro Ikhazuagbe 

Super Eagles forward, Sadiq Umar, yesterday scored his first goal of the season as Real Sociedad defeated Sevilla 2-1 in a LaLiga fixture.

The Nigerian striker dribbled past a marker and from 25 yards let fly an unstoppable thunder bolt shot in the 22nd minute.

That stunner drew thunderous applause from the home fans who have been waiting for their loved star to regain Fitness after spending time on the sideline.

Sociedad’s captain could not hide his admiration for the wonder goal.

The other highlight of the encounter was the sending off of former Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos, for the 29th time in his career.

The ex-Spain defender was dismissed for a sliding tackle on Brais Mendez in the 88th minute. Sunday’s dismissal extends the 37-year-old’s record for the most red cards in La Liga history to 21.

Sevilla winger Jesus Navas, 38, was sent off in a La Liga game for the first time in his career for protesting against the decision.

Ramos has been sent off more times in the 21st century than any other player, ahead of Rafael Marquez (21) and Felipe Melo (20).

Umar‘ s Super Eagles teammate, Terem Moffi, was also on the scorecard elsewhere in France Ligue 1, scoring the only goal of the game to help his club OGC Nice beat Toulouse 1-0 to remain the only unbeaten team in Europe’s top five leagues

Moffi had no through pass for a clear cut at goal in the first half and grew frustrated, dropping deeper and deeper in an attempt to have an influence on the game.

However, this was a game of two halves for the Super Eagles striker, who got his goal early in the second half.

He was in the right place at the right time to finish off Sanson’s pass across goal. That was his first goal since mid-September and his confidence immediately returned.

Nice are second in the standings with 29 points from 13 matches, a point behind champions PSG.

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