Otubanjo Dwarfs Chukwueze, Wins ECL Goal Award

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Yusuf Otubanjo’s effort for Pyunik against Slovan Bratislava on Matchday 2 has been voted UEFA Europa Conference League Goal of the Group Stage.

Yusuf Otubanjo’s effort for Pyunik against Slovan Bratislava on Matchday 2 has been voted UEFA Europa Conference League Goal of the Group Stage.

The Nigerian floored fellow compatriot, Samuel Chukwueze who was also nominated following his Villarreal ’s goal in a 4-3 victory over Polish side, Lech.
It was gathered Otubanjo’s eye-catching effort for Pyunik at home to Slovan Bratislava has topped the UEFA Europa Conference League Goal of the Group Stage poll, presented by Heineken.

Pyunik’s Matchday 2 fixture with Slovan was approaching the interval when the Nigerian forward, 30, collected the ball just inside the visitors’ half. He jinked past compatriot Uche Henry Agbo, strode forward and whipped a right-footed effort into the top-left corner. It made the score 2-0 and that is how it remained, the Armenian side’s first win in UEFA competition proper.

All the top seven goals were long-range strikes of different hues. Riccardo Saponara’s crisp effort for Fiorentina at RFS on Matchday 6 finished second in the poll, with Andy Diouf’s sweet first-minute strike for Basel at home to Žalgiris third.
There were ten goals nominated in all, with fans able to vote from 10:00 CET on Monday 7 November until 12:00 CET on Friday 11 November.