Impressive Sanusi helps Porto reach Europa Round of 16


A masterful display from Zaidu Sanusi in Thursday night’s Europa League clash between FC Porto and SS Lazio ensured the Portuguese side got the needed result to march on into the round of 16.

Sanusi featured for the entire duration of the encounter, scoring the highest rating by any of Porto’s back four despite picking up a caution in the first half.
The 24 year-old Nigeria was solid throughout the game filling the stats sheet with game defining numbers.
He made 2 blocks, 4 clearances and won a game high 5 aerial duels, completed 4 dribbles and lost possession just once despite registering 66 touches on the night.
Yesterday, Porto battled valiantly on the defensive end, but also ensured to get important goals which helped consolidate on the victory in the first-leg.
Mehdi Taremi’s 31st minute penalty and Mateus Uribe’s 68th minute goal on either side of Ciro Immobile’s opener in the 19th minute and Danilo Cataldi’s late equaliser ensured a 2-2 result saw them progress 4-3 on aggregate.
The two-time Europa League winners will know their round of 16 opponents after the draw which holds Today.


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