Nwankwo Fails To Rescue Crotone From Defeat To Atalanta With First Serie A Goal


Crotone’s summer signing Simmy Nwankwo scored his first goal for the side since his arrival from the Portuguese league in their 1-3 loss to Atalanta in a Serie A game.


The Nigerian has played in two Serie A games prior to today’s clash against Atalanta without finding the back of the net in any of the games.

24 year old Nwankwo was introduced in the 68th minute in place of Lorenzo Crisetig with Crotone trailing Atalanta 0-3. He scored what ended as a consolation for his side with four minutes left to play in the game.

Nwankwo joined Crotone from Gil Vicente in the summer two months after agreeing to join Portimonense from fellow second division side Gil Vicente. A u-turn that left followers of the Portuguese league stunned.

In Portugal, he finished as top scorer in the second division with 20 goals for second division side Gil Vicente, where he spent three seasons, from 2013-2016.