Nigerian international Stephen Odey continued his fine form in front of goal as he scored his first ever Europa League goal to help FC Zürich to a comeback 3-2 win over Germany’s Bayer Leverkusen on matchday three of the UEFA Europa League, AOIFootball.com reports.
The former MFM forward was starting his third consecutive Europa league match, but it was playmaker Antonio Marchesano who drew first blood for the hosts, one minute to halftime as Zürich went into the break with a 1-0 lead.
Leverkusen did, however, turn the match around in quick succession shortly after the break when Karim Bellarabi converted on the 49th minute to make it 1-1 before adding his second four minutes later to give the visitors a 2-1 lead.
The goal did spring Zürich back to life with Toni Domgjoni equalising just before the hour mark, and then Stephen Odey made it two in two when he converted a pass from Pa Modou Jagne on the 78th minute to hand the home side the all-important three points.
The goal was Odey’s 7th in all competitions this season, whilst the win solidifies FC Zürich’s lead in the group with 9 points from their opening 3 games.