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Zaidu Sanusi wins Taca de Portugal to complete a domestic double with FC Porto

Zaidu Sanusi has helped FC Porto to a 3-1 win against Tondela in the Taca de Portugal final played at at Estádio Nacional on Sunday.

The Super Eagles striker was on the pitch the entire duration of the game as FC Porto defeated already relegated Tondela to complete a league and cup double.

Mehdi Taremi scored two goals, Vitinha added one for FC Porto as Neto Borges strike was just a consolation for Tondela.

Mehdi Taremi opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, converting from the penalty spot after a lengthy VAR consultation finally penalised Tondela’s Marcelo Alves’ handball in the box.

Porto picked up from where they left off in the second half as they increased the pressure on their opponents, Pepê denied a second goal by a miraculous Niasse save.

Minutes later though Vitinha capped a fine individual campaign by doubling his side’s lead with a well-worked goal, exchanging passes with Pepê before firing low and in at the near post.

The ever-impressive Pepê continued to torment Tondela and won Porto another penalty after being adjudged as brought down by Modibo Sagnan. Taremi this time though was unsuccessful from the spot, seeing his effort rebound off the post and to safety.

In the 73rd minute Tondela stunned the watching crowd by pulling a goal back completely against the run of play, Salvador Agra’s cross met by a bullet header from full-back Neto Borges.

The one-goal margin lasted mere seconds however as Taremi made it 3-1 with Porto’s next attack, coolly slotting past Niasse after a superb lofted through ball from Otávio.

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