Nigeria defender named in La Liga Santander Team of the Week


Leganes’ Kenneth Omeruo masterclass in defense against Celta Vigo on Saturday has earned him a place in La Liga Santander Team of the Week, reports

The two teams split points in a scoreless draw at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque on matchday 35 of the Spanish top flight.

Omeruo was a key player in Saturday’s match. The defender solidified the backline and was a major factor in the Los Pepineros picking a point.

The former Middlesbrough and Kasimpasa defender was voted man-of-the-match in the tension soaked encounter.

Playing in a now familiar three-man back formation, the Chelsea loanee led the defence for the host alongside Unai Bustinza and Dimitrios Slovas as they went in search of their 10th clean sheet of the top tier season.

When the visitors thought they had taken the lead against the run of play, the impressive Omeruo was on hand to deny them as he made a last ditch goal line clearance to earn his side their first point in three outings.

The Nigerian played the full throttle and finished with a high rating of 8.0, making 10 clearances, winning six of his seven duels, making one interception and also completing 91% of his passes.

He has made 25 league appearances for the Cucumber Growers this season.


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