Awaziem Relishes Leganes’ ‘Well Deserved Win’ Vs Valencia In Relegation Fight

July 14, 2020
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Super Eagles central defender, Chidozie Awaziem has hailed his club, CD Leganes for beating Valencia CF in a Spanish Laliga encounter as Los Pepineros [The Cucumber Growers] maintained their survival hopes, Completesports.com reports.

Awaziem produced yet another wonderful display in the colours of Leganes as they earned a vital 1-0 win over Valencia on Sunday to boost their chances of escaping relegation.

With compatriot, Kenneth Omeruo now likely to miss the rest of the season, Awaziem lined up in a compact five-man defence as the hosts extended their unbeaten run to three games.

After a cagey opening game, Leganes were awarded a great chance to take the lead via the penalty spot and captain Ruben Perez stepped up to convert the only goal of the match.

Also Read – Serie B: Red-Hot Simy Nwankwo Nets Winning Goal For Crotone Vs Pordenone

Awaziem who started and finished the Spanish top-flight tie against Valencia earned a game rating of 7 in the match he made five big clearances, won five duels and also
completed 70% of his passes.

The Nigerian international took to the social media on Monday to celebrate the victory, posting on his verified Instagram handle: “Difficult but well deserved 3 points. #Nevergiveup.”

While Awaziem has made 21 starts in 26 league games with seven clean-sheets to show for his efforts, Omeruo has started 22 of 23 games with a goal and five yellow cards to his name.

By Oluyemi Ogunseyin

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