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Raphael Onyedika scores as Club Brugge secure victory over Antwerp

In a commanding performance, Super Eagles midfielder Raphael Onyedika showcased his talent once again, scoring for Club Brugge in their 3-0 triumph over rivals Antwerp in the Belgium Jupiler League playoffs.

Onyedika’s impressive form has been evident over the past three weeks, with notable contributions in key fixtures.

Last week, the Nigerian international netted a brace in Club Brugge’s 3-1 victory over Antwerp at the Jan Breydel Stadium. He followed this up with a stellar midfield display in their 1-0 win against PAOK in the UEFA Conference League.

Facing league rivals Antwerp on home turf, Club Brugge deployed Raphael Onyedika in the starting lineup, relying on his midfield prowess to dictate play.

While Antwerp dominated possession in the first half, they struggled to create meaningful chances, allowing Club Brugge to capitalize on their opportunities.

In the 44th minute, Raphael Onyedika seized a pivotal moment, converting a rebounded effort into a goal after Joel Ordonez’s initial attempt failed to find the target.

Despite receiving a yellow card in the 51st minute for a foul, Onyedika’s influence remained significant throughout the match. His goal, coupled with a solid all-around performance, contributed to Club Brugge’s commanding victory.

Michal Skoras and Philip Zinckernagel added to Club Brugge’s tally, securing a comprehensive 3-0 win over Antwerp.

Aside from his goal, Onyedika’s statistics underscored his impact on the game, with 53 touches, an 85% pass accuracy, two blocked shots, one interception, and two tackles.

Onyedika’s consistent performances highlight his growing importance to Club Brugge’s success and further solidify his reputation as a key figure in midfield for both club and country.

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