Simon Overtakes Ohenhen As Youngest Nigerian To Debut In La Liga

Simon Overtakes Ohenhen As Youngest Nigerian To Debut In La Liga

Moses Simon had a fantastic debut for Spanish La Liga side Levante in their 6-2 defeat to Sevilla on Sunday after his shot caused an own goal for his team.

The Super Eagles winger who has never played for coach Paco Lopez' team after joining from Belgian side Gent since copping a cramp injury was a second-half substitute in place of Spanish midfielder Campana in the 73rd minute.

His effort came on the dot of 90 minutes after he controlled the ball giftedly with his chest before spinning to hit a shot with his left foot that deflected off Danish defender Simon Kjaer.

He played a total of 2, 433 minutes of league football in his last term in Belgium before he joined Levante.

Simon has now surpassed ex-Real Madrid youth-teamer Christopher Ohenhen as the 18th youngest Nigerian player to debut in the Spanish La Ligat at the exact age of 23 years, 2 months and 11 days.

Wissam Ben Yedder (3), Daniel Carrico, Andre Silva as well as Pablo Sarabia scored for Sevilla while Roger Marti was on target for Levante after he restored parity following Yedder's opener.

The 6-2 defeat was the heaviest suffered by the Levante boss Lopez.

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