In a captivating friendly encounter, former Akwa United forward Ibrahim Alhassan exhibited his goal-scoring prowess for Austria Wien, albeit in a narrow 3-2 defeat against Romanian top-tier club Dinamo Bucuresti on Monday.
Alhassan’s impactful contribution came in the 50th minute when he found the back of the net, propelling Austria Wien to a temporary 2-1 lead. This moment of brilliance followed Abdul Kadiri’s leveling goal for Austria Wien just two minutes earlier, setting the stage for a dynamic clash between the two sides.
The goal scorers for Dinamo Bucuresti included Ionut Nedelcearu in the 29th minute and a brace from Adam Nemec in the 54th and 60th minutes, securing a hard-fought victory for the Romanian outfit.
The friendly fixture was a crucial element of Austria Wien’s meticulous preparations for the impending resumption of the Austrian Bundesliga (top division) on February 3. As the team fine-tunes its strategies, they are scheduled to face Cypriot club Anorthosis in another friendly bout on Tuesday.