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Kayode Makes Girona Debut In Draw With Atletico

Kayode Makes Girona Debut In Draw With Atletico

By James Agberebi:

Nigeria striker Olanrewaju Kayode made his debut for newly promoted Girona who were forced to a 2-2 home draw by 10-man Atletico Madrid in the opening day of the new Spanish La Liga Santander season on Saturday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.


Kayode, who joined Girona on loan from Manchester City, was brought on for Cristian Portu in the 84th minute.

Girona raced to a 2-0 lead thanks a brace from Christian Stuani in the 22nd and 25th minutes.

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Things got bad for Atletico as star striker Antoine Griezmann was shown a red card on 67 minutes.

But in the 78th minute, Angel Correa pulled a goal back for Atletico to make it 2-1.


And in the 85th minute, Jose Jimenez completed the comeback to help Atletico salvage a point.

The draw took both Girona and Atletico to joint fourth position in the league table.

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