How did Super Eagles left-back Zaidu Sanusi fare against Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League?

A review of how Zaidu Sanusi fared against Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Zaidu Sanusi had an outstanding firat half against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo (Twitter/Porto)

Not that he has performed any less in domestic competitions for Porto, but the Champions League offers a different level of exposure, and the Nigerian left-back has not grabbed the opportunity with both of his feet.

On Tuesday, March 6, 2021, the 23-year-old had a fantastic first half as Porto knocked out Juventus from the Champions League.

He was outstanding in that first 45 minutes on both ends of the pitch.

He was a threat straight away in the early minutes, skipping past Juan Cuadrado in the seventh minute and brilliantly picking out Mehdi Taremi, whose shot caused problems for Juventus.

In possession, he was calm, making sure he picked out teammates with fine passes. That was how Porto got their first goal.

He received the ball after an overlapping run and picked out Mateus Uribe in the middle. Uribe quickly made a forward pass before Porto got a penalty, from which they took the lead.

In the second half, there were less of those forward runs and more defending as Juventus got more hold of the game and pressed for goals.

Juve did get the goals, but unlike in the first leg, Sunusi was not found wanting in any of the goals Porto conceded.

Porto conceded two before he was taken off in the 71st minute. The Portuguese giants scored in extra-time to get two away goals which took them to the quarter-finals.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Soldier takes pregnant wife to hospital for delivery, beats up 2 nurses, breaks one’s leg

Soldier takes pregnant wife to hospital for delivery, beats up 2 nurses, breaks one’s leg

Socialite Cubana Chief Priest accuses BBNaija's Maria of 'stealing' his sister's husband

Socialite Cubana Chief Priest accuses BBNaija's Maria of 'stealing' his sister's husband

7 weird things that happen during sex, and they're normal

7 weird things that happen during sex, and they're normal

Paul Okoye shares Cubana Chief Priest's phone numbers as he continues to defend BBNaija's Maria

Paul Okoye shares Cubana Chief Priest's phone numbers as he continues to defend BBNaija's Maria

10 countries where prostitution is legal

10 countries where prostitution is legal

Davido and Chioma spotted together for the first time since rumoured breakup

Davido and Chioma spotted together for the first time since rumoured breakup

Pulse Exclusive : New court documents claim BBNaija's Maria's alleged partner is in court to dissolve marriage

Pulse Exclusive : New court documents claim BBNaija's Maria's alleged partner is in court to dissolve marriage

Actress Esther Nwanchukwu calls Junior Pope her 'man friend' months after she tattooed his initials on her body

Actress Esther Nwanchukwu calls Junior Pope her 'man friend' months after she tattooed his initials on her body

7 things every woman wants to hear during sex

7 things every woman wants to hear during sex