Nigerian defender, Sanusi opens Champions League goal for FC Porto

Zaidu Sanusi justified his inclusion in FC Porto's Champions League squad against Marseille.

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Nigerian defender, Zaidu Sanusi opens Champions League goal for FC Porto

It was a good night for Nigerian defender Zaidu Sanusi who opened his Champions League goal account in FC Porto’s 2-0 victory over Olympique Marseille on Wednesday, November 25.

The 23-year-old left-back scored a rebound from close range after his initial effort was blocked by the home team’s goalkeeper in the 39th minute.

While Sergio Oliviera scored the winner for the visitors in the 67th minute through a penalty as they keep tabs with Manchester City who are at the summit of the table.

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The Super Eagles left-back put up an impressive man-of-the-match performance as his team edges closer to advancing to the next round of the competition.

Both sides were also reduced to 10 men in the end after Marko Grujic and Leonardo Balerdi both saw red cards in the space of three minutes in the second half.

The Italian League giants broke the deadlock on the hour mark and four minutes later doubled their lead with both strikes following the same pattern.

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LISBON, PORTUGAL – OCTOBER 17: Zaidu Sanusi of FC Porto in action during the Liga NOS match between Sporting CP and FC Porto at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 17, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)