In a thrilling quarter-final clash in the Swedish Cup, Nigerian forward Alhaji Gero emerged as the hero for Oestersunds, securing a 1-0 victory over second-division side GAIS with a decisive strike in the 86th minute. Gero, who entered the match in the 66th minute, showcased his prowess with a well-timed goal, propelling Oestersunds into the semi-finals alongside Malmo, who secured a narrow 1-0 win against IFK Goteborg the day before. The Swedish Cup drama continues, with Djurgarden set to host Hacken on Monday, while Orebro will face off against AIK on Tuesday in the remaining quarter-final fixtures.
Meanwhile, in the Russian Premier League, Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa delivered a standout performance for CSKA Moscow, contributing to their commanding 3-0 victory over FK Akhmat. Despite an impressive display, Musa’s goal drought persisted, extending to five consecutive games across all competitions for CSKA Moscow. Turning attention to the Spanish LaLiga, Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo started for Las Palmas but faced disappointment as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat against Villarreal. Carlos Bacca (67th minute) and Nicola Sansone (91st minute, penalty) found the net for Villarreal, while Alejandro Galvez’s 90th-minute red card added to Las Palmas’ woes.
As the football narratives unfold, fans eagerly anticipate the upcoming semi-final clashes and await Musa’s breakthrough goal in the Russian top flight.