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Sports News of Thursday, 16 August 2018

Source: Footballmadeinghana.com

Partey becomes first Ghanaian to win UEFA Super Cup

Thomas Paryey has become the first Ghanaian player to win the UEFA Super Cup.

Ibrahim Tanko and Christian Gyan lost the 1997 and 2001 editions with Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively.

The Black Stars player helped Atletico Madrid to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 during a pleasant Wednesday evening in the Estonia city of Tallinn in which the Ghanian international assisted the crucial third goal of his side.

Partey provided a brilliant assist for Saul Niguez to put Atletico 3-2 up eight minutes inside the first half of extra time.

Manager Diego Simeone had brought on Partey to take the place of debutant Thomas Lemar in the 90th minute.

The former Tema Youth player also is the only third Ghanaian player to play in the UEFA Super Cup after Ibrahim Tanko and Christian Gyan.