Super Eagles left-back, Zaidu Sanusi scored his first goal for Portuguese club, FC Porto, as they brushed aside French outfit Olympique de Marseille 2-0 away from home to put one foot closer into the round of 16 of the Champions League, AOIFootball.com reports.
Having been rested for Saturday’s Taca da Portugal win over Fabril Barrio, the 23-year-old started his 4th successive UCL clash for the visitors who were hoping to complete a double having won the reverse fixture 3-0 in Porto.
Evenly matched in the opening exchanges, both teams had their fair share of chances before the half-hour mark but a couple of indecisiveness in the final third led them both down as they remained goalless.
However, with half time looming, the visitors took the lead from the most unlikely source as Sanusi had to be alert twice before, first pulling a save from the goalkeeper wrote he then bundled home the rebound to make it 1-0 to Porto.
The second half did produce more drama than the first as both teams were reduced to 10 men within the space of three minutes before Sergio Oliveira all but ended Marseille’s hope of snatching a point as he scored from the spot 18 minutes from time to seal a 2-0 win.
Sanusi who has made a bright start to life in Portugal was rightly named the man of the match after a fantastic performance at the Orange Velodrome, with the Portuguese side now just needing one point from their last two matches to seal progression to the round of 16.