Okereke Scores Winner To Outshine Tammy Abraham In Serie A Clash

Okereke Scores Winner To Outshine Tammy Abraham In Serie A Clash

Venezia of Italy striker, David Chidozie Okereke got a backbreaking goal that ensured he outfoxed AS Roma’s Nigerian-born attacker, Tammy Abraham in their Italian Serie A clash, megasportsarena.com reports.

With Tyronne Ebuehi also in action for the team from Venice, Okoreke’s goal made all the difference on the afternoon, as the former Spezia of Italy and Club Brugge of Belgium ace netted in the last quarter to help his team win at home.

Okereke scored in the 74th minute to steer Venezia past Roma with his side’s winning goal in a 3-2 victory on Sunday, though it was Abraham and The Wolves that were favourites at Pierluigi Penzo Stadium.

Dramatically and against all forecasts, it took the hosts just three minutes to pass the message to the visitors that it was not going to be an easy outing for them.

Gianluca Mancini conceded a free kick in the danger zone which was well taken by Mattia Aramu and Mattia Caldara managed to control the ball before firing past the goalkeeper to get an early advantage.

Abraham and his teammates, coached by Jose Mourinho, thought they had won a penalty in the 10th minute when Ridgeciano Haps was adjudged to have committed a foul in the danger zone, but after a VAR review, the referee changed his mind.

After Jordan Veretout and Abraham had missed massive chances to equalize for the visitors, Okereke had an opportunity to punish them in the 36th minute.

He made a solo run, using his individual brilliance to get into the danger zone, but his effort narrowly missed the target.

A melee in the danger zone ended with the ball kindly falling to Eldor Shomurodov who did not make a mistake from close range to bring the teams onto level terms in the 43rd minute.

Abraham then completed the near comeback two minutes later, converting Shomurodov’s assist ensuring his team went into the break with a 2-1 advantage.

Bryan Cristante won a penalty for Venezia in the 65th minute and Aramu stepped up for the occasion, as he fired past Rui Patricio in the Roma goal to send the crowd into frenzy.

In the 68th minute, Sergio Romero had to be at his best to deny Abraham, who had been let loose in the danger zone, after which Okereke step out to notch home the match decider.

The 24-year-old Super Eagles’ rookie wrong-footed the goalkeeper before firing into the back of the net with his third goal in 11 Serie A matches for his team. Bimbo Adeola

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