Pinchi Saves Penalty Blushes Of Eagles Newbie Uzoho In Deportivo La Coruna Stalemate


Newly invited Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Odinaka Uzoho had Oscar Pinchi to thank as his late equaliser helped Deportivo La Coruna B draw 2-2 against Pontevedra with Uzoho giving away a penalty.


Uzoho who is in the squad of senior national team of Nigeria ‎for their games against Algeria and Argentina kept goal for Deportivo La Coruna B team who are known as Fabril in the third tier of Spanish Football League.

Back with the B team following the sacking of Pepe Mel, the 18 year old who has two La-Liga games to his belt brought down Pontevedra forward David Anon in the box, and the forward blast the resultant penalty past him for the opening goal of the game.

Anon made it 2-1 to Pontevedra when he finished a classic counter attack move past Uzoho, whose three games clean sheet for the B team ended when he con‎ceded the opening penalty.

Pinchi however ensured that Deportivo La Coruna salvage a point from the game when he struck two minutes into time added time to save his team from embarrassment particularly Uzoho who gave away the first penalty.

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