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SERIE A: Simy Bags Assist, Ebuehi Benched As Salernitana Pip Ebuehi’s Venezia 

SERIE A: Simy Bags Assist, Ebuehi Benched As Salernitana Pip Ebuehi’s Venezia 

Simeon ‘Simy’ Nwankwo provided the assist that led to Salernitana netting a late goal in their 2-1 win at Venezia on Tuesday, Completesports.com reports.

It was Simy’s second assist in his 10th league appearance while his Nigerian teammate Joel Obi was replaced on 76 minutes.

Super Eagles defender Tyronne Ebuehi was an unused substitute for Venezia but David Okereke featured and came off in the 74th minute.

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With the game destined for a 1-1 draw, Simy set up Andrea Schiavone to snatch the winner.

After former Manchester United Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero missed a cross from the right, Simy nodded down at the back post for Schiavone to react quickly and drill in for his first ever Serie A goal.

Venezia were reduced to 10 men after Chelsea on loan midfielder Ethan Ampadu was shown a straight red card on 67 minutes.

Prior to Tuesday’s game, Salernitana had lost their last two league games while for Venezia it’s now back-to-back league losses.

Despite the win Salernitana remain in the relegation zone in 19th position on seven points and Venezia occupy 16th place on eight points.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Gowetok 3 years ago

    This guy no fit score again. Wetin come happen. 10games 2 assists no goal. His SE career is definitely over.

  • Dr Banks 3 years ago

    Because he doesn’t have the privilege of taking penalties here. I watched today’s match and not really impressed by his play, even the assist was supposed to be a headed goal from him but miscued his head backwards with an open net beckoning.

    We should understand that when assessing a striker, we shouldn’t just focus on the number of goals but how the goals were scored and general contribution of the strikers to team play. Imagine some were actually saying why should Osimhen get called to SE whereas Simy wasn’t called despite Simy scoring more goals than Osimhen in the same league?

    Let’s allow the coaches do their job which they are being paid for instead of being an internet coach here

    • Greenturf 3 years ago

      Rightly said @ Dr Banks..I did write about Simmy and the numbers of penalty goals he scored to make up the 20ish goals he scored in back to back seasons which is worrying instead I had murder in the forum.
      Simmy coming to play for the super eagles is expected to score from open play,we don’t need penalty specialists not like we are lucky with men in black for getting spot kicks anyway

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    From his antecedents, Simy usually finds his scoring range in the second half of the season. Hopefully that could repeat itself this season if and only if there is enough quality behind him to help him do so. Unfortunately, this Salernitana team seems to be one that isn’t brimming with too much of the type of quality that will assist Simy replicate that 20 goal feat in his first season at the club.

    However, it should be noted that Rohr advised this young man to leverage on the clout that scoring 20 Serie A goals brought him, to sign for a big/strong club if he was going to remain in Italy, but because of their hatred for Rohr, they descended on him calling him all sorts of names and questioning his right to issue any sort of advise to Simy. I hope those people will come out to help Simy carry his cross now.

    Having battled relegation last season, moving to another relegation hopeful wasnt the best of career decision Simy could have taken.

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