Nigerian midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has expressed his satisfaction with the hard-earned point secured by struggling Las Palmas in their 1-1 home draw against La Liga Santander leaders Barcelona on Thursday. Despite being in the relegation zone, Las Palmas managed to hold their ground, securing a crucial point against the formidable Barcelona.
The match seemed to be tilting in Barcelona’s favor after Lionel Messi’s stunning free-kick gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute. However, Las Palmas responded admirably, and in the 48th minute, Jonathan Calleri successfully converted a penalty, ensuring a level playing field.
Despite the draw, Las Palmas remains in the 18th position with 20 points, deeply engaged in the battle against relegation. Meanwhile, Barcelona maintains their dominance at the top of the league with 66 points, holding a five-point lead over second-placed Atletico Madrid. The league leaders are set to face Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou in a highly anticipated clash this weekend.
In the aftermath of the game, Etebo, who delivered a standout performance against Barcelona, took to his Twitter handle to extend appreciation to Las Palmas supporters for their unwavering encouragement during the challenging encounter.
“We gained a good point last night against a fierce opposition. Our supporters were amazing once again,” Etebo acknowledged, recognizing the crucial role played by the home crowd in the team’s commendable performance.