Sadiq Umar Fires Real Sociedad to Victory Over Granada, End 3 Months Goal Drought

3 Months Goal Drought Over: Sadiq Umar Fires Real Sociedad to Victory

Nigerian forward Sadiq Umar broke his three-month goal drought in spectacular fashion, leading Real Sociedad to a thrilling victory over Granada in Saturday’s La Liga clash.3 Months Goal Drought Over: Sadiq Umar Fires Real Sociedad to Victory

The Super Eagles star, known for his wonder goals this season, grabbed yet another decisive goal, ending his scoring dry spell since his last sensational strike against Osasuna on December 3.

The long-awaited moment came after an arduous 97 days, with Umar’s precise finish contributing to Real Sociedad’s nail-biting 3-2 triumph at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, Footballrover reports.

In this fiercely contested La Liga encounter, Umar displayed his resilience, securing his first goal of the year and rejuvenating Real Sociedad’s hopes with an equaliser just 12 minutes after falling behind to an early Myrto Uzuni penalty.

Umar’s goal sparked a remarkable comeback, culminating in a dramatic victory sealed by Robin Le Normand’s leveler and Andre Silva’s late heroics, following a brief but impactful stint from the bench, despite Uzuni’s brace.

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During his 68-minute performance, Umar’s lone shot proved decisive, salvaging all three points for Real Sociedad as they surged to sixth place in the league standings with 43 points.

With this crucial win, Real Sociedad now sit just 23 points adrift from league leaders Real Madrid, while Granada languish in a relegation battle, trailing by 29 points.

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Looking ahead, Real Sociedad will aim to maintain their momentum as they host Cádiz in a highly anticipated clash, while Granada seeks redemption on the road against Mallorca the following day.

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