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Odey’s brace rescues Randers; Sadiq shines in Almeria win

In-demand Nigerian forward Umar Sadiq delivered another excellent display to inspire Almeria to a convincing 3-1 home victory over Real Sociedad B in the Segunda Division on Thursday night.

The league’s most valuable player by some distance contributed one goal and two assists to engineer the win that lifts the Rojiblancos back to the top of the league table.

Lazo opened the scoring for the home side after good work from Sadiq in the fourth minute but the visitors struck back through Magunazelaia 16 minutes later.

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Sadiq restored Almeria’s lead midway through the second half before supplying the pass for Alejandro Pozo to net the hosts’ third three minutes from time.

In the Europa Conference League, Nigerian attacker Stephen Odey was the hero as Randers twice came from behind to draw 2-2 away to Jablonec.

The on-loan Genk man scored both of his side’s goals to help them avoid a defeat inside the Stadion Střelnice.

Odey grabbed his first of the night just past the half-hour mark to cancel out Tomáš Cvancara’s opening goal for the Czech Republic side three minutes earlier.

The Czech youngster then restored Jablonec’s lead shortly after the halftime break, but Odey was on hand to smash home a 90th-minute penalty to salvage Randers’ third draw in three continental group games.

The 23-year-old Nigerian forward is a man on fire as his latest efforts were his seventh and eighth goals in his last seven games for the Danish club, according to soccernet.

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