Nigerian forward, Emmanuel Dennis continued to prove that he his the striker for the future after scoring twice for Club Brugge in their final home game of the year as they trashed third-placed Royal Antwerp 5-1, reports.
The 21-year-old, who is in his second season in Belgium, started his 7th league game and wasted no time in firing his side into the lead when his swinging cross from the left went past everybody in the box to hit the net after 21 minutes.
Sieve Schrijvers then made it 2-0 five minutes before the break before Mats Rite scored Brugge’s third goal nine minutes into the second half.
With the result already safe in the bag, Dennis scored his brace and Club Brugge’s fourth, five minutes after the hour mark when he headed home a delightful cross from the right.
The Nigerian was however denied a chance for a hat-trick as he was substituted minutes later.
Jan Van Danne then reduced the deficit for Antwerp with five minutes of regulation time left but Han Vanaken had other ideas as he slotted home from the penalty spot three minutes later to restore Club Brugge’s four-goal lead and made it 5-1.
Emmanuel Dennis has now scored five league goals in seven starts this season, just two goals shy of the seven he managed for the entire 2017/2018 league season.
Meanwhile, at the Regenboog Stadion in Waregem, Super Eagles’ forward, Victor Osimhen continued his impressive display for Sporting Charleroi as he helped set up their only goal in their 3-1 loss away at SV Zulte Waregem.
Osimhen has been in impressive form since joining from Wolfsburg and started for the visitors but it was the hosts who shot into the lead after just 15 minutes courtesy of a Hamdi Harbaoui strike.
The forward then doubled their lead six minutes after the half-hour mark to make it 2-0 before Osimhen set up Cristian Benavente to half the deficit for Charleroi three minutes to halftime.
Any hope for a comeback was dashed for Osimhen and his team as they conceded a third, four minutes after the interval and Zulte held on to claim all three points.