Eagles Abroad: Sanusi Joy, Ebuehi Injured Again, Dennis Trumped By Okereke

Zaidu Sanusi scored his first league goal for FC Porto in a thrilling 4-3 win over Tondela on Saturday.

The Super Eagles left back has clearly developed a thirst for goals after opening his account for the Portuguese giants in the 2-0 with at Marseille in the Champions League two weeks ago.

He has now broken his duck in the Portuguese Liga NOS, opening scoring for the Dragons in the fourth minute.

However, the visitors were not to be cowed and they turned tie around to take the lead through goals from Mario Gonzalez and Rafael Barbosa.

Striker Moussa Marega, however, ensured the hosts went into the break on level terms as he restored parity before half-time.

Marega then put Porto ahead three minutes after the break and Mehdi Taremi made it four for the hosts but Gonzalez’s second for the visitors ensured a nervy finish.

Porto move up to second with the win on 19 points, they trail leaders Sporting Lisbon by four points after nine games.

In Holland, Super Eagles right back Tyronne Ebuehi endured a disappointing end to his evening even as his FC Twente side scored a huge upset at Ajax in the Eredivisie.

The visitors shocked the hosts with a Queensy Menig brace either side of Dusan Tadic’s penalty sealing a shock 2-1 win.

The stunning feat was, however, dampened by an injury to Ebuehi who featured for 80 minutes but left the game on a sour note after being forced off by a suspected hamstring problem.

Twente will hope the injury isn’t a serious one with the 24-year-old having struggled with with fitness issues in the past including missing the entire 2018/2019 season at parent club Benfica.

In Belgium, Emmanuel Dennis appeared to be back in the good graces of Club Brugge as he returned to the starting lineup for the first time since he was dropped from the squad for the Champions League tie at Borussia Dortmund over disciplinary issues two weeks ago.

The striker, however, failed make the most of his reinstatement and was hooked for compatriot, David Okereke who then scored the winner as Brugge squeezed past St Truiden at the Jan Breydel Stadium.

The win lifts Brugge to the top of the Jupiler league with 30 wins from 15 games but Paul Onuachu’s Genk can reclaim top spot with victory over Royal Antwerp on Sunday.