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Sports News of Wednesday, 29 September 2021


Why Porto fans are unhappy with Super Eagles star Zaidu Sanusi

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Porto fans have criticised Super Eagles star Zaidu Sanusi for his performance in the 5-1 loss to Liverpool on Tuesday night.

Sanusi was handed a second start of the season as Porto welcomed the mighty Reds to the Estádio do Dragão for their second Champions League group stage game this season.

Sanusi’s first start of the season had also come in the Champions League, and he kept a clean sheet as Porto held Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano.

However, it was a tough night for him on Tuesday as he struggled to cope with Salah’s pace, while he was also partly at fault for the Egyptian’s first goal.

The Nigerian international was unable to clear the ball after Diogo Costa parried a shot into his path. On replay, there was little Sanusi could’ve done about it as Costa should’ve dealt with it properly, but his failure not to be aware allowed Salah to slot into an open net.

Aside from the goal, Sanusi also failed to cope with the threat of Salah before he was taken off in the 56th minute for Wendell.

Following the game, Porto fans took to Twitter to express their displeasure at the team’s performance and some of the players, including the former Santa Clara man.

Sanusi could come up against Salah again when Liverpool welcome Porto to Anfield for the second leg, while he could also face the former Roma star when Nigeria clash with Egypt in next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.