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Chelsea Loanee Culpable In Atletico Madrid Defeat



Kenneth Omeruo

Nigerian Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo was the main culprit after his team suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid.

Kenneth Omeruo currently plays his club football for Spanish La Liga club Leganes having joined on loan from Premier League giants Chelsea.

The Nigerian defender left Chelsea to join Leganes on a temporary deal at the start of the season.

The 25-year-old has been impressive during his loan spell at Leganes until yesterday’s game against Atletico Madrid.

The Chelsea loanee gave away a penalty during the La Liga game with Atletico Madrid after he brought down Angel Correa in the box in the opening stages of the second half.

Atletico Madrid substitute Saul Niguez had the resulting penalty saved before he tucked away the rebound to give his side the only goal of the game.

The win ensured that Atletico Madrid moved to within four points of league leaders Barcelona in the race for Spanish La Liga.

Barcelona extended the lead back to seven points after the Catalan giants beat struggling Rayo Vallecano 3-1 at home on Saturday night.

Rayo Vallecano took a shock lead in the 24th minute but normalcy resumed seven minutes from halftime when Gerard Pique equalised for Barcelona before Lionel Messi (penalty) and Luis Suarez scored in the second half to give Barcelona the win.