FIFTH HEAVEN FOR MIKEL AGU AND VITORIA

Midfielder Mikel Agu was among the goals for Vitoria de Guimaraes in their 5-0 bashing of visiting Belenenses in the Portuguese Primeira Liga on Wednesday night. 

As early as the second minute, Guimaraes took the lead. Marcus Edwards turned his marker, before playing a pass into the channel for Bruno Duarte to run to, and the latter slotted home calmly for the opener. 

Moments later, they went 2-0 up. Andre Pereira’s initial cross was not properly cleared by the opposition defence and the ball fell kindly to Agu, whose daisycutter evaded the reach of Andre Moreira for his side’s second goal in the opening five minutes. 

The visitors were given an opportunity to halve the deficit in the 60th minute from the penalty spot, but Silvestre Varela missed the target from 12 yards, preserving Guimaraes’s two-goal advantage.

Four minutes later, Guimaraes were awarded a penalty of their own and Edmond Tapsoba duly converted to take the game away from Belenenses. 

Joao Teixeira then scored a fourth in the 77th minute, before Leo Bonatini applied the coup de grace nine minutes from time to secure a commanding win for Ivo Vieria’s men, their first win in five games.

Guimaraes are now fourth on the league table with 15 points from nine matches. 

Agu, a Super Eagles returnee, has made ten appearances since signing on a free from FC Porto in the summer, scoring one goal.

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