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Super Eagles Zaidu Sanusi becomes Super Cup champion as Porto pummels Tondela

Super Eagles Zaidu Sanusi becomes Super Cup champion as Porto pummels Tondela

Sanusi has now won all three trophies in Portugal: the Portuguese Primera Liga, the Taca de Portugal, and the Portuguese Super Cup.

Mehdi Taremi and Evanilson both scored goals in the space of three minutes to give their team a 2-0 halftime advantage before Taremi added his second goal to end the lopsided game.

It was Sergio Conceicao’s eighth trophy with Porto, surpassing Artur Jorge, who won seven trophies between 1985 and 1991.

Nigeria’s Sanusi started in defence for Porto as Tondela got the opening opportunity of the game with Pepe fouling Bebeto outside the 18-yard box for a free kick.

The opportunity, however, did not materialise to anything.

Porto head coach Conceicao was then given a yellow card for dissent in the eighth minute of the game, continuing the manager’s struggle with match officials.

Porto then took the lead from a corner kick in the 30th minute, as Evanilson passed Joo Mario’s cross to an unmarked Taremi at the back post.

Porto’s striking force combined once more three minutes later to take the score to 2-0 when Taremi’s deflected effort onto the post, was finished off by Evanilson.

Taremi then got his double late into the game following continuous probing from Porto. The Iranian striker went on another solo run, eventually shooting at and beating Niassss in Tondela’s goal.

The game could have easily seen two more goals but Galeno narrowly missed the top corner from distance in added time, with Veron, with the last chance of the game, sending his header wide.

Sanusi, his teammates and the Porto fans were sent into ecstasy at full-time, in a night that saw them lift the Super Cup since they last did in 2020.

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