Nigerian Defender Scores Dramatic Late Winner For Juventus Against Atletico Madrid In UYL
Published: November 26, 2019
Nigerian Defender Scores Dramatic Late Winner For Juventus Against Atletico Madrid In UYLPaolo Gozzi Iweru made the headlines in Vinovo on Tuesday afternoon after helping Juventus to a 2-1 comeback win over Atletico Madrid in their UEFA Youth League encounter at the Juventus Training Center.

The 18-year-old centre back scored a 94th minute winner for his team to completely turn the game on its head following Atletico's opening goal from Alberto Salido.

Pablo Moreno gave Juve a lifeline in the 78th minute shortly before Iweru's goal when he pounced on a pass from Elia Petrelli to beat goalkeeper José Saldaña

The goal was the second of the season in the tournament for the Nigeria-eligible starlet, having earlier found the net in a 2-1 loss to Lokomotiv Moscow in their third group game last month.

Thus, the result put the young Bianconeri side to the second round of the competition with a game to spare.

Iweru has grown in leaps and bounds with the Turin outfit this season and has already earned his senior debut for the club in the domestic topflight.

Emmanuel Chinaza

Phooto Credit : juventus.com
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