Nigerian striker Sadiq Umar sent the social media buzzing as he scored an incredible and vintage goal for Real Sociedad in their 2-1 win over Sevilla in La Liga, MySportDab reports.
Dmitrovic had already put Real Sociedad ahead in the 3rd minute with an own goal before Sadiq Umar’s thunderbolt finish in the 22nd minute.
The former Roma forward got the better of his opponent, and from outside the box, fired a screamer pass Sevilla goalkeeper to double the lead for the home side.
It was the second time, Umar has found the back of the net for Real Sociedad after he netted his first goal on his debut against Atletico Madrid.
With the screamer of a goal against Sevilla, Umar has now established his reputation for an elite level performance especially against big clubs in La Liga after he netted his first goal for Real Sociedad on his debut against Atletico Madrid.
He has already won the heart of Nigerian fans who will want to have the prolific striker make Jose Peseiro’s striker options for 2023 AFCON.
Unlike other top strikers in the Super Eagles squad, Umar has had a torrid career trail since his big move to Europe.
The 26-year-old Kaduna-born forward first signed for Spezia in Serie A in 2014 but struggled with 0 minutes with the club.
He was loaned to different clubs throughout his Serie A stint before he signed a permanent deal with Roma after one of his loan spells.
At Roma, Umar Sadiq struggled with 0 minutes as well and was again loaned to different clubs in and outside Italy.
At 26, he has had spells with 10 different clubs mostly on loan deals due to lack of game time with his parent clubs.
Umar subsequently breathed life back to his career after joining Real Sociedad in 2022 signing a five-year deal.
He made his national team debut for Nigeria in 2022, and has won 10 caps to his belt.
Watch His Wonder Goal Vs Sevilla Below
Sadiq Umar with a WONDER goal.
He needs the goal for his confidence 🔥🇳🇬https://t.co/sXFxwJgiEu
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