Forgotten Super Eagles forward Isaac Success is delighted after scoring the winning goal for Serie A club Udinese in their 2-1 win over Serie C (third division) side Feralpisalò in round 64 of the Coppa Italia on Friday at Dacia Arena.
The 26-year-old Benin-born attacker finds the back of the net on three occasions and provides nine assists in 24 appearances for The White and Blacks last season.
Success was on from the start of the Coppa Italia encounter wasted no time in enforcing his authority in the game after he was brought down inside the penalty box in the tenth minute of play.
But former Watford teammate Gerard Deulofeu step forward to covert the spot kick by sending Feralpsalo goalkeeper Semuel Pizzignacco to the other way two minutes later.
However, the second bringing some spark with Success and Barcelona Academy graduate Deulofeu at the heart of the opponent’s defence again.
The Spanish forward play a through ball to Success in the box before the forgotten Super Eagles star struck an unstoppable shot to extend Udinese lead by a two-goal margin.
Nonetheless, just three minutes after Success’ goal FeralpiSalo were given a lifeline in the 67th minute when Luca Siligardi pulled one back to make it 2-1 for the third division outfit.
The Nigeria international was substituted 11 minutes from time after was replaced by North Macedonia forward Ilija Nestorovski.
Feralpsalo tried to level the score but Udinese held out to ensure they ran out 2-1 winners at the Dacia Arena to progress into round 32 of this season’s Coppa Italia.
Success speak to the club media Udineseblog and post on his Instagram handle after the encounter as he was delighted with his contribution and the goal in the tie.
“This victory is very important for the team because it gives us confidence in view of the championship debut against Milan. It was a very tough preseason, so today we suffered a bit, but it was an important test. With these games the team learns.
“The opponents were difficult, but we were solid until the end. Personally I am fine physically, I feel I am improving day by day and I see the results of the match.
“Training. Obviously I have to continue like this. I’m happy with the preparation and the contribution I can give to the team, the goal is to do better than last season.
“We will certainly go to Milan to play our game on an important stage,”thinking that in any case the race will be open and the result is not already written “.
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Success and Udinese will face the winner of the tie between Monza and Frosinone in the round of 16.