Zaidu Sanusi nets maiden Champions League goal in Porto’s win over Marseille

Zaidu Sanusi celebrates his first Champions League goal, with teammate Marko Grujic in a 2-0 victory over Group C rival Marseille at the Orange Velodrome in Marseille, France.  Twitter @FCPorto

Super Eagles defender Zaidu Sanusi scored his first Champions League goal for FC Porto in their vital 2-0 win over Marseille at the Orange Velodrome last night.

Sanusi, who put up a man from the match’s performance, nearly broke the deadlock in the 38th minute, where he fired a 20-yard shot into Marseille’s goal, but experienced Steve Madanda was available to deny the Super defender. Eagles.

But the 23-year-old did not refuse in the 39th minute after Marseille failed to tackle a corner, the ball fell to Sanusi, whose shot was initially blocked by Madanda, but went on to stab the rebound at the corner. bottom of Marseille’s goal to give the Dragons a 1-0 lead.

Looking to boost his count, Sanusi confidently fired a fierce 18-yard shot from outside the box in the 54th minute that sent the net wide.

The defender also made a brilliant punt that prevented Marseille’s Thauvin from scoring an easy cross from a Payet cross in the 62nd minute.

Porto doubled their lead in the 72nd minute with a penalty from Sergio Oliveira.

The victory brings Porto closer to securing a place in the round of 16, as they sit second with nine points from four games in Group C, behind group leader Man City, who has secured the maximum twelve points so far in the tournament.

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