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Ogbeche bangs goal no. 13 for Willem II

Nigerian striker Bartholomew Ogbeche was on target as Willem II suffered a 1-5 defeat to Feyenoord in the Dutch Eredivisie on Wednesday.

The forward, who has seemingly been out of favour from the club’s manager of recent, snatched his chance to stake a claim to a berth in the starting XI as he gave all to score a consolation for his side in the cameo appearance.

Dylan Vente opened scoring for Feyenoord in the 28th minute and Sofyan Amrabat doubled the visitors’ lead on 51 minutes.

Tonny Vilhena increased the tally with a brilliant strike for Feyenoord in the 57th minute.

On 63 minutes, Ogbeche was subbed in for Thom Haye and in no time, the forward was shown a yellow card for his troubles.

The 33-year-old then fired in what proved to be a consolation for Willem in the 71st minute as he finished smartly a pass from Jordy Croux.

Vente smashed in Feyenoord’s fourth courtesy of an assist from Bilal Basacikoglu in the 86th minute. Vente returned the favour in the second half stoppage time as he laid off Basacikoglu to net the fifth.

Ogbeche, who has six caps for Nigeria’s senior national team, has now scored 13 goals and provided one assist in 23 appearances in all competitions for Willem.

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