Las Palmas 1-1 Barcelona: Etebo Steals Messi’s Shine

Las Palmas 1-1 Barcelona: Etebo Steals Messi’s Shine

Oghenekaro Etebo was a thorn in Barcelona’s side on Thursday night, the midfielder put on show his best performance yet for Las Palmas as they held the Liga leaders 1-1 at the Estadio de Gran Canaria.

Etebo described the point as “great” for the relegation battling side and expressed confidence that they can beat the drop, when he spoke with brila.net after the game.

The 24-year-old Nigeria International, who is hopeful for a world cup place, sparked off the rivalry with Argentine maestro Lionel Messi before their countries meet in Russia later this year.


Etebo Oghenekaro was the most accurate with the ball at his feet of all the 14 players for Las Palmas vs Barcelona Thursday, with 92% pass accuracy per Football_Naija.

The combative midfielder was also the second most fouled player on the pitch at any time behind Lionel Messi.

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