Omeruo Thanks Leganes’ Pals For Beating Barcelona


Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo has given thumbs up to his teammates for beating Barcelona on Wednesday night, as he believes it is a sign that his side will get better in the season.

Although Leganes were placed last on La Liga’s table heading into the game, reports that they pulled off a shock 2-1 win against the champions, such that Omeruo was left enchanted in the stands.

Philippe Coutinho scored for Barca in the 12th minute with Nabil El Zhar getting the equaliser for the home side in the 52nd and the winning goal a minute later through Oscar, in a game that had six yellow cards from centre referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco.

Omeruo could only watch on from a distance, as his trip back home to Nigeria to sort out personal matters knocked him out of a shirt for the match, but he is happy the team coped in his absence.

The win is the biggest in the history of Leganes, and the first for Pellegrino since taking charge of the team. It is the second defeat for Barcelona in their last 51 La Liga games.

However, Omeruo was left out by Leganes manager Mauricio Pellegrino after failing to return to Spain on time from Nigeria where he had gone to attend to personal matters.

Since joining the bottom placed club from Chelsea on loan this season, Omeruo has not played a single match for Leganes after five round of matches.

The dark-skinned stopper, who joined Leganes this summer, on loan from Chelsea of England, said he will now battle in training to gain a shirt for this weekend’s fixture in La Liga.

Before then, though, the Super Eagles star will relish memories of how his pals at Leganes tore up all bookmakers forecasts to secure a a historic win, after coming from behind to defeat the Spanish league leaders on Wednesday night.


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