La Liga celebrate Super Eagles striker Umar Sadiq after scoring the first-ever Spanish topflight goal during Almeria’s 1-1 away draw against Elche at the Martínez Valero Stadium.

The 25-year-old Nigeria international became a target for top clubs in Spain from Villarreal, Sevilla, and Getafe after finding the back of the nets 41 times in 81 appearances in all competition for the newly promoted side for last season in Segunda Division.

Sadiq’s exceptional performance for Almeria saw his name in the starting lineup for Rojiblancos La Unión despite failing to score on matchday one against Real Madrid.

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The Kaduna-born goal machine justified his inclusion by putting Almería ahead in the 23rd minute when jumping to rose above his markers to head a perfectly from a Lucas Robertone corner kick.

Elche equalizer seven minutes later through an astonishing string of passes that set up Collado to strike the ball to the bottom corner of the net beyond the goalkeeper’s reach.

However, after the encounter at Martínez Valero Stadium ended 1-1 La Liga took to their Twitter handle to celebrate Super Eagles striker Sadiq by saying you know all too well about Umar Sadiq’s goalscoring ability!

The Nigeria international also took his official Instagram handle with excitment by still preparing for the best.


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Saqid completed one dribble made one key pass and was fouled once after he accounted for 25 touches, and 12 passes with a passing accuracy of 66.7 percent before he was substited in the 81st minutes for Dyego Sousa.

Sadiq will hoping to countinue his scoring form where he stop when Almeria welcome Sevilla to the Power Horse Stadium in La Liga encounter on August 27.







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