Nwakaeme, Olayinka on target in Turkey and Czech Republic; Sanusi’s Porto out of Portuguese Cup

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AVEIRO, PORTUGAL - DECEMBER 23: Zaidu Sanusi of FC Porto battles for possession with Rafa Silva of SL Benfica during the Portuguese Super Cup final between FC Porto and SL Benfica at Estadio Municipal de Aveiro on December 23, 2020 in Aveiro, Portugal. Sporting stadiums around Portugal remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

In PORTUGAL, Zaidu Sanusi’s FC Porto suffered a late collapse against Sporting CP who beat them 2-1 at the Estadio Dr. Magalhaes Pessoa in the semi-finals of the Taca da Liga otherwise called League Cup.

Porto struck first through Moussa Marega in the 79th minute and it was at this period the Super Eagles left-back, Sanusi was replaced probably to hold on to their advantage with about 10 minutes to the end of the game.

Sporting Lisbon had other idea and when Jouane Cabral was thrust into action in the 77th minute it never dawn on him that he could be the match hero. Cabral equalised in the 86th minute and bagged the match-winner in the 94th minute to send Sporting Lisbon into the final.

The other semi-final holds this (Wednesday) evening at the Estadio Dr. Magalhaes Pessoa between Sporting Braga and Benfica.

In TURKEY, Azubuike Okechukwu was an unused substitute for League reigning champions, Istanbul Basaksehir who slumped to a 2-0 defeat to Kayserispor in a league tie on Tuesday while Anthony Nwakaeme scored once and provided an assist also in Trabzonspor 3-1 home win over Samuel Emem Eduok less Konyaspor. Nwakaeme was yellow-carded in the 69th minute but he still saw out the game.

In CZECH REPUBLIC, Slavia Prague’s Peter Olayinka notched his team’s fourth goal as they thumped Dukla Praha 4-1 in the Czech Republic Cup Third Round tie.

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