Arsenal hero Eduardo joined Legia Warsaw as a free agent in January following his short stint at Atlético Paranaense and has already had an impact on his new team.
On Friday, Dudu played an integral part in Legia’s 3-2 win over Ekstraklasa.
Not only did the 34-year-old provide two assists for the Polish side, he won a 95th-minute penalty, which was converted by Jakub Mares.
Not bad considering Eduardo had only come on in the 46th minute.
— Eduardo A. Da Silva (@EduardoDaSilva) January 4, 2018
The spot-kick meant that Legia won the match and earned a crucial three points in the title race. They’re now top of the table, two points ahead of Lech Poznan, Gornik Zabrze and Jagiellonia in second, third and fourth.
Lech Poznan and Jagiellonia are both still to play this weekend.
It’s always good to hear that former players like Eduardo, who was a fan favourite during his three years (2007-2010) in north London and has continued to be since he left, are doing well.
After his horrific leg break in February 2008, no one was sure whether the forward would play football at the top level again and, unless you count his two stints at Shakhtar Donetsk, he hasn’t since he left north London.
Unfortunately, he never returned to his best after the injury but I’m glad he’s bedding in and enjoying his football in Poland.