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Moffi scores 15th league goal, breaks record

Moffi scores 15th league goal, breaks record

Terem Moffi scored his 15th Ligue 1 goal of the season in OGC Nice’s 2-2 away draw against Nantes at the Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday, breaking his French Ligue 1 scoring record after just 24 league games. 

The Nigeria international put Nice in front in the 4th minute of the encounter heading the ball into the net from a Ross Barkley cross. The visitors were pegged back in the 30th minute from a Moussa Sissoko goal. Ludovic Blas could have made it 2-1 for the hosts in the 34th minute from the penalty spot but his 12-yard effort hit the crossbar.

Moffi once again proved his worth for the visitors assisting defender Youssouf Ndayishimiye’s goal in the 71st minute. The visitors were deprived of the winner when Mostafa Mohamed put the ball in the net for the equaliser in the 89th minute. 

The 23-year-old in his first season in the French league scored 14 goals for Lorient to help the side avoid relegation. While his second season in the French topflight was not as memorable, he still found the back of the eight times in 37 league games helping them avoid relegation for the second consecutive season.

His third season however, has superseded his previous campaign. He’s been able to score 15 league goals in 24 games. 12 of the 15 goals were in the colours of Lorient while his goal against Nantes takes his tally to three goals in six league games for his new club. 

While Moffi was on for the entire duration of the game, his compatriot, Moses Simon who plays for Nantes was replaced by Mostafa Mohamed in the 65th minute. 

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