Malaga wallops Nigeria League All-Stars 4-1


Spanish side, Malaga CF, on Friday defeated the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) All-Stars 4-1 in the La Liga tour friendly games making it their second successive defeats.

The Nigeria’s NPFL All-Stars team narrowly lost 2-1 to Valencia CF in their first-game, but failed to hold-back the second Spanish team they confronted from scoring in the tie. Malaga midfielder, Zdravko Kuzmanovic opened scoring for the Albicelestes 22 minutes into the game, Akwa United defender, Emmanuel Ariwachukwu equalized for the Nigerian side in the 31st minute.

Star of the game, Sandro Ramirez later responded with a brace in the 38th and 46th minutes respectively, Youseff en Neyri completed the rout in the 88th minute; as the match ended 3-1 at full time in favour of Malaga.

The Nigerian team faced Malaga with a depleted side following the departure of Enyimba International FC players to Cairo, Egypt where their team is playing Zamalek in the CAF Champions League clash on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s All-Stars team will face Atletico Madrid in the losers’ final, in the La Liga World Trofeo Ramon de Carranza on Saturday.

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