Madrid - Guy Kemian headed home the decisive goal as Rivers
United beat Villarreal B 1-0 in a tune up game at Ciudad Deportiva Valenciana
The Ivoirian marksman displayed his entire predatory skills
as he sneaked onto the far post to head home Bernard Ovoke’s corner kick past
the Villarreal goal keeper, Nico Campuzano in the 24th minute.
Kuemian had to hobble off with a quarter hour still to play
with a suspected muscular injury and his replacement, Elvis Wike should have
doubled the Pride of Rivers’ advantage in stoppage time.
He however dragged his effort wide from close range after he
was played in by Asamoah Godbless.
United had plenty of chances earlier in the game and could
have easily added to their tally but Emeka Ogbugh had two efforts which hit the
back of the net chalked off for different reasons.
The Spaniards also had their moments, particularly in the
88th minute when Leandro’s strike flew inches wide off Sunday Rotimi’s left
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Rotimi had an impressive game denying the Yellow Submarines
time and again, either side of the break with impressive stops.
The game represented United’s first in Spain where they are
currently embarking on their fifth and final phase of pre-season preparations.
United’s technical manager, Stanley Eguma was pleased with
the experience of playing against the Spanish side.
“This was an action-packed game and it was good to win.
“Technically, we learned a lot and it will help us as we
prepare for domestic and continental matches,” Eguma told
United will face CD Roda in their next pre-season game on
Monday, December 19.
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