Bundesliga: Super Eagles Star Scores Against Bayern Munich

Bundesliga: Super Eagles Star Scores Against Bayern Munich

Jamilu Collins against Bayern/Goal

Super Eagles defender Jamilu Collins scored his first SC Paderborn goal with a second-half long-range stunner in Saturday’s 3-2 defeat against Bayern Munich.

With the Bavarians leading 3-1 after 79 minutes, the Nigeria international reduced the deficit for Steffen Baumgart’s men at Elmar Volkmann with an incredible effort.

The left-back rifled home from 35 yards after Marlon Ritter’s corner kick was not dealt with by Bayern Munich’s defenders, with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer left stranded.

In a five-goal thriller, Niko Kovac’s men took the lead through Serge Gnabry’s 15th-minute strike before Philippe Coutinho tapped home from close range just after half-time.

Kai Proger’s 68th-minute goal gave Paderborn hope, but Robert Lewandowski’s goal 11 minutes later sandwiched the effort.

Collins joined Paderborn in 2017 on a two-year contract after loan moves from Pomorac, Krka, Sibenik and Istra 1961.

Having helped the team gain promotion to the Second Division, and ultimately the German top-flight, the defender earned himself a Nigeria call-up and featured in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

He has been included in the Super Eagles’ squad to face Brazil in October’s international friendly billed for Singapore.

Following their latest defeat, Steffen Baumgart’s team remain at the base of the Bundesliga with one point from six outings. They host Mainz 05 in their next tie on October 5.

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Donatus Anichukwueze is a journalism graduate from the Lagos State University, School of Communication. He's a writer with special interest in technology, sports, entertainment and politics. He's also a true and true Chelsea FC fan.

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