It was another moment of magic from Sadiq Umar as he shone like a million stars on Saturday.

The striker scored and provided an assist as Almeria ran riot over Lugo in the Spanish La Liga 2.

Sadiq Umar scored in the 11th minute for the hosts. He also accounted for an assist to Jose Corpas.

The former Nigeria U-23 striker appears to have found himself after much upheaval, and is carrying the Andalusians’ La Liga promotion bid.

Away from the glamour of a top flight dominated by Real Madrid and Barcelona, Almeria are fighting a very different battle.

Third on the table in the Segunda Division, Jose Manuel Gomes’ side look well-placed for a return to La Liga for the first time since 2015. Powering their ambition is striker Umar Sadiq, whose 13 goals and five assists in 24 appearances this season have put Almeria in the mouth of success.

It is also obvious, not just in his goals but in the manner of them, that Almeria have on their hands a player who is too good for Segunda.

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