Nigerian player scores stunning brace for top European club days after breaking PSG's heart

Nigerian player scores stunning brace for top European club days after breaking PSG's heart

- Terem Moffi on fire for French club Lorient

- The 21-year-old netted twice against Monaco in their Ligue 1 encounter

- Moffi has now increased his tally nine goals across competitions for the Stade du Moustoir outfit

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Nigerian forward Terem Moffi was on target twice for his French League side FC Lorient in a 2-2 draw against Monaco at Stade Louis II on Sunday, February 14.

The 21-year-old has now increased his Ligue 1 goals this campaign to eight goals in 18 topflight while his total in all appearances stands at 19.

Moffi opened the scoring for the visitors from the spot as early as the seventh minute after Benjamin Lecomte tripped Yoane Wissa in his 18-yard box.

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The former K.V. Kortrijk stepped up to convert the chance as they ran off winners in the opening 45 minutes.

Nigerian player scores stunning brace for top European club days after breaking PSG's heart

Nigerian star celebrates after scoring his second goal for Lorient in their 2-2 draw vs Monaco. Photo by Pascal Della Zuana/Icon Sport
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But three minutes into resumption Wissam Ben Yedder restored parity for the home team through a penalty after Houboulang Mendes was spotted by VAR handling the ball in his danger zone.

The away team took the lead for the second time in the game barely two minutes after the hour mark with a stylish goal from Moffi.

The 21-year-old trapped a pass from Monaco star to his teammate and sped into the box before sending the ball into the back of the net.

Ben Yedder grabbed his second goal of the game in the 93rd minute after firing home a close-range shot. Cesc Fabregas started the build-up which translated to a goal in the end as both teams ended up sharing the spoils.

Meanwhile, Lorient sit 17th on the table with 23 points from 24 appearances and will need to do better to avoid the drop at the end of the ongoing season.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria international Terem Moffi was on target for relegation-battling Lorient in their dramatic 3-2 triumph over French League champions Paris Saint Germain at Stade du Moustoir.

The 21-year-old forward scored a solo goal in the added minutes to render Neymar's brace a mere consolation in the end.

Christophe Pelissier's men were under serious attack from the visitors who were searching for the winner when the game was tied at 2-2.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.

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