Umar Sadiq fires up Almeria against Sevilla

By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor

Super Eagles striker Umar Sadiq, over the weekend, sent Sevilla to the cleaners with his 55-minute strike to hand La Liga newcomers Almeria a vital 3 points at Estadio Mediterráneo.

Almeria fell by a goal after Oliver Torres slotted in an assist from Alex Telles in the 30th minute.

Undeterred, the home side who lost their opening match against Real Madrid before playing a one-all draw against Elche at Manuel Martínez Valero Stadium, courtesy of the in-form Sadiq’s 23-minute goal, levelled the scoreline from Belgian Largie Ramazani in 42-minute.

As usual from the goal poacher, who was a key figure in the return of Almeria to the Spanish topflight division, Sadiq powered in a strike to hand Rojiblancos their first La Liga win of the season.

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The prolific goal poacher valued a €30m by Almeria, following the persistence from top European clubs to snap the 25-year-old Nigeria international, has netted two times in three outings for the Andalusia-based side.

Almeria now have four points from three games having lost the first, drawn the second and recorded their first win against Sevilla.

Moreover, Sadiq is on the radar of Sevilla that have targeted the Almeria star as a qualitative buy for the season and with the Super Eagle on target against them on Saturday, there is every course that coach Julen Lopetegui would have a rethink to force Los Nervionenses to enter into a negotiation with Almeria.

Almeria’s next fixture is against fellow promoted side Real Valladolid where Sadiq will look to assert his consistency in front of goal at José Zorrilla Stadium on Monday, September 5, 2022.

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