Thursday, October 21, 2021

Ademi hits 2 penalties as Salzburg beat Lille to top

SALZBURG, Austria (WNN) – Livewire teen forward Karim Ademi won another penalty, made it and then netted again from the spot as Salzburg beat Lille 2-1 on Wednesday to top Champions League Group G.

The Austrian champions have been awarded a remarkable five penalties in two matches and four have been earned by Adémi.

19-year-old German striker fouled A 1-1 draw at Sevilla in the opening group game for three first-half penalties and he missed one of them.

This time his 35th minute shot went inside the left post, despite goalkeeper Ivo Grubic being strong 1-0.

Veteran Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz handed a second penalty shortly after halftime and Ademi beat Grubic more comfortably in the 53rd. He picked up a yellow card for his gleeful ceremony.

Yilmaz corrected his error by netting a free kick from the left side of the 62nd penalty area, though home goalkeeper Philippe Kohn tampered with his shot and thwarted it.

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In the first half too, Yilmaz had saved an early shot and Ademi swung down the right side with a sudden change in speed and direction.

He was boosted by central defender Sven Boutmann while running through the goal. The decision went into video replay and a penalty was awarded, even though Boutman made only minor contact with a strong but clean slide tackle.

Ademi, who made his Germany debut earlier this month, ensured Salzburg a 33rd straight game on aggregate with a penalty earlier of the night.

Right back Rasmus Christensen could score sooner, but went against the post from a corner near halftime.

As the final whistle sounded after five minutes of injury time, Adeyemi hugged his teammates and happily punched him in the air.

Sevilla and Wolfsburg are on two points after a 1-1 draw in a poor game in Germany, while Lille are last with one point.

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