Nigerian striker Bartholomew Ogbeche showcased his scoring prowess, leading Willem II to a thrilling victory over Roda in the quarter-finals of the Dutch Cup. The encounter ended 2-2 after 120 minutes, with Willem II emerging triumphant 5-4 on penalties on Thursday night.
Ogbeche’s impactful performance saw him finding the net in the 39th minute, canceling out Simon Gustafson’s earlier 37th-minute penalty for Roda. The match remained tightly contested, with Donis Avdijaj putting Roda ahead 2-1 in the 48th minute, only for Konstantinos Tsimikas to level the score at 2-2 in the 62nd minute.
With neither team able to secure a decisive winner during regulation time and extra-time, the thrilling clash was ultimately decided by a penalty shootout. Ogbeche once again rose to the occasion, scoring as Willem II secured a 5-4 victory on penalties.
This remarkable win propels Willem II into the semi-finals of the Dutch Cup, joining the ranks of AZ Alkmaar, Twente, and Feyenoord in the prestigious stage of the competition.
Ogbeche’s goal-scoring form has been a standout feature of Willem II’s season, with the Nigerian striker tallying an impressive eight goals in 10 league games so far. His consistency and clutch performances have proven instrumental in Willem II’s campaign, adding another chapter to his impactful contribution to the team.