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Raphael Onyedika scores twice to inspire Club Brugge victory against Anderlecht in Belgian Championship playoff

In a thrilling Belgian championship playoff match on Sunday, Super Eagles midfielder Raphael Onyedika emerged as the unexpected hero for Club Brugge, securing a crucial victory against Anderlecht with his brace.

Onyedika, primarily known for his defensive prowess in the middle of the pack, showcased his attacking skills by finding the back of the net twice for Club Brugge. His goals in the 61st and 89th minutes propelled the team to a 3-1 win at their home ground.

Both of Onyedika’s goals were remarkable strikes from the edge of the box, leaving the opposition goalkeeper with no chance to make a save.

His stellar performance further solidified his reputation as a versatile player capable of making significant contributions in both defense and attack.

With these two goals, Onyedika has now tallied four goals and provided an assist throughout the season, highlighting his importance to the Club Brugge squad.

The victory against Anderlecht has significantly boosted Club Brugge’s position in the standings, propelling them to third place with 29 points. This puts them on equal footing with fourth-placed Genk, although Club Brugge holds the advantage due to their superior goal difference.

Onyedika’s stellar performance and Club Brugge’s triumph underscores their determination to compete at the highest level in the Belgian championship playoff. As the season progresses, Onyedika will be key with valuable contributions on the field, as Club Brugge chase success on the domestic front and in Europe.

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