Jubilation as Nigeria star who plays for Atletico Madrid opens her goal account for the Spanish league outfit

Jubilation as Nigeria star who plays for Atletico Madrid opens her goal account for the Spanish league outfit

- Rasheedat Ajibade was on target for Atletico Madrid women's team in their 4-1 win over Valencia

- The Super Falcons forward recorded her name on the scores sheet seven minutes after she was introduced

- Ajibade came on for Ajara in the 75th minute having started the game from the bench

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Super Falcons star Rasheedat Ajibade opens her goal account with Atletico Madrid women in their 4-1 win over Valencia on Valentine's Day.

As usual, the 21-year-old started the game from the bench and was introduced into the game in the 75th minute after coming on for Ajara Nchout.

And just seven minutes after her introduction, she grabbed his debut goal in the 82nd minute after six appearances for Dani Gonzalez's ladies.

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The hosts started the game on a shaky note after Candela Andujar fired the visitors ahead in the 22nd minute of action.

Rasheedat Ajibade
Rasheedat Ajibade celebrated by her Atletico Madrid teammates after grabbing her first goal since he joined them on January 1. Credit - Rasheedat Ajibade
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And barely eight minutes after, Atletico equalised through Ludmila da Silva with Amanda Sampedro claiming the assist for her side's first goal.

The 26-year-old completed her brace in the 45th minute as Las Rojiblancas took the lead for the first time in the game.

Maria Jimenez succumbed to the home team's pressure after scoring an own goal in the 79th minute before the Nigerian attacker sealed the win for Atletico.

At the end of the game, Sampedro had provided a hat-trick of assists as she created the chance for three of her side's goals.

Eight minutes from full time, Sampedro grabbed her hat-trick of assists when she teed up the Nigerian to score her maiden Atletico goal to guarantee her side's return to winning ways, at home.

Atletico are now fourth on the table with 38 points after 20 league appearances so far this campaign.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Fulham's chances of avoiding relegation at the end of this season were brightened last weekend after Nigerian star Josh Maja inspired them to a 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park.

Though The Cottagers still sit 18th on the Premier League table with 18 points from 23 topflight encounters so far, they, however, stand a chance if they maintain this form.

The 22-year-old moved to the Craven Cottage during the January transfer window in a six months deal from French side Bordeaux and was handed his first start against the Toffees.

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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