Kehinde Oyewusi on target as Žalgiris beat Malmo to guarantee Lithuania’s first European Club Competition participation


Kehinde Mathias Oyewusi helped his Lithuanian club, Žalgiris Vilnius to set a historic record on Wednesday after their shocking 2-0 win in Malmo in the second leg of UEFA Champions League 2nd round qualifying game.

The Flying Sports Academy graduate was on the ground to help Žalgiris Vilnius overpower the experienced Swedish champions, Malmo at the Eleda Stadion.

After their 1-0 win in the first leg clash in Lithuania, Kehinde Oyewusi and his Žalgiris Vilnius teammates knew they have all to play for in Sweden and they delivered.

Kehinde Oyewusi opened the scoring for the visitors in the 34th minute of the game – the Nigerian found a space in the box before curling home with his right foot.

Kehinde Oyewusi goal against Malmo on Wednesday

His strike partner, Renan scored the second goal in the 52nd minute to hand a Žalgiris Vilnius 2-0 second leg win and 3-0 aggregate win against Malmo.

They will now play against Victor Boniface’s Bodø/Glimt in the third round of the UEFA Champions League. Bodø/Glimt trashed Northern Ireland side Linfield 8-0 in the second leg for an aggregate win of 8-1.

Victor Boniface scored one of the goals.

A win for Žalgiris Vilnius against Bodø/Glimt will be a tough ask – in any case, should the Lithuanian side get beaten they are certain of playing in the Europa Conference League group stages.

Žalgiris will become the first ever Lithuanian club to play in a UEFA club competition group stage, with a place in the Conference League groups guaranteed as a very minimum.

Kehinde Oyewusi who scored the extra-time winning goal in the qualifying first leg against FC Ballkani for an aggregate 2-1 win – also scored a goal in the second round qualifying game against Malmo.

Kehinde Oyewusi goal against FC Ballkani (Kos) in the first qualifying round.

He has now scored two goals in four European Qualifying games.


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