Simmy Nwankwo sets new record in Italian Serie A

Simmy Nwankwo sets new record in Italian Serie A

Super Eagles 2018 World Cup striker Simeon Nwankwo bagged a brace for his club Crotone in their Italian Serie A match away to SS Lazio, on Friday.


Simmy has he’s fondly called by his fans scored his first in the 29th minute to make it 1-1 after Milikovic Savic gave the hosts the lead.


The 28-year-old collected a pass from Stefan Daniel Radu before he wiggled past two to Lazio defender and slot the ball into the bottom left corner with the inside of his foot.


Luis Alberto restored the host’s lead with another goal ten minutes later, but Simmy restored the parity again in the 50th minute from the penalty spot.


The goal tajes his tally for the season to 12 goals in 27 matches and it was the best return by any Nigerian in the history of Serie A.


Meanwhile, Felipe Caicedo scored the winner for Lazio in the 84th minute after Crotone had wasted two clear opportunities to win the game.


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