Chidozie Awaziem commits blunder in Leganes defeat as teammate Rodriguez defends him

Chidozie Awaziem commits blunder in Leganes defeat as teammate Rodriguez defends him

- Chidiozie Awaziem was involved in a mix up with goalkeeper that led to a goal against his team

- Leganes lost to Real Valladolid 2-1 in a behind-closed-doors game at their home ground

- Osacr Rodriguez refused to blame the Nigerian star for the error, claiming it happens in football

Chidozie Awaziem committed a defensive blunder in Leganes' 2-1 defeat to Real Valladolid at the restart of their La Liga campaign.

After just two minutes in the match, the Super Eagles defender and goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar had a misunderstanding which led to Enes Unal finding the back of the net for Valladolid.

Awaziem's intended back pass to Cuellar was misjudged as Unal took advantage of the error and slammed the ball into an empty net.

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Leganes who also had another Nigeria defender on duty Kenneth Omeruo were second best all through the first half.

However, Rueben Alcaraz nudged home the second after pouncing on a not properly defended cross to make it 2-0.

Roger Assale was fouled in the box by Mohammed Salisu in the box to give Leganes a lifeline in the 83rd minute.

Oscar Rodriguez scored from the spot but it was not enough to salvage a point for Leganes as Valladolid ran away 2-1 winners.

Chidozie Awaziem commits blunder in Leganes defeat as teammate Rodriguez defends him

Chidozie Awaziem and Ivan Cuellar had a mix up that led to Valladolid's first goal. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Rodriguez was asked after the match if Awaziem's error destabilized the team and the Spanish striker was quick to defend his teammate.

"Those sorts of mistakes could happen in football," he told Viva La Liga.

Leganes travel to Camp Nou to face Barcelona next as they remain second to the bottom of La Liga table and continue their battle for survival.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Arsenal fans were once again left to ponder on their team’s defensive frailties after a video of defender David Luiz mistake leading up to an equaliser against Brentford went viral.

David Luiz's defensive error leading to an equalizer during Arsenal's 3-2 loss against Brentford has gone viral.

Mikel's Arteta's side lost the match 3-2 to the Championship side but the scoreline did not necessarily tell the whole story.

Legit.ng also reported that Chelsea are ready to trade four players to help land Ben Chilwell's transfer from Leicester City, reports claim.

Frank Lampard has made the England international his priority this summer after the arrival of Hakim Ziyech and potentially Timo Werner.

According to Times, Chilwell would cost the Blues a fee of around £85m and Lampard is ready to sell four players to fund the move for the left-back.

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