Nigerian forward, Blessing Chibuike Eleke was the hero for FC Luzern after he scored a brace and the winning penalty in their 3-4 penalty triumph over Sevette in the round of 32 of the Swiss Cup, AOIFootball.com reports.
Eleke, who was on standby for Nigeria’s AFCON 2019 qualifiers against Seychelles, continued his impressive run for his new club since joining from Israel’s Ashdod this summer.
The home side took the lead in the 23rd minute via the boot of Ruan de Silva before Eleke equalized in the 36th minute to draw level, but Sebastien Wüftrich scored four minutes to halftime to hand Servette a 2-1 lead going into the break.
An own goal after the hour mark from Steve Rouiller dragged the game to extra time before Eleke thought he had scored the winning goal in the 107th minute of the clash after being set up by Otar Kakabadze but the home team equalized at the death to send the game to penalties.
With the scores level at 3-3, Alexis Antunes stepped up and missed for the hosts before Blessing stepped up to score the winning penalty to send Luzern to the Round of 16.
22-year-old Eleke has now scored 4 goals in just five games for Luzern in all competitions, making him the club’s top scorer this season.