Euro 2017 Portugal 2 Scotland 1: Most Capped Player Of Nigerian Descent Shines, Chelsea Star On Target

Euro 2017 Portugal 2 Scotland 1: Most Capped Player Of Nigerian Descent Shines, Chelsea Star On Target

The most capped player of Nigerian descent in history Ifeoma Dieke was in action for Scotland on Sunday evening in their 2-1 loss to Portugal at the ongoing 2017 UEFA Women’s Championship.

The Vittsjö GIK central defender put in a full shift for the Scottish Women’s national team at the Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel in Rotterdam.

Carolina Mendes gave Portugal the lead in the 27th minute after a defensive error by Vaila Barsley.

Chelsea striker Erin Cuthbert restored parity midway through the second half after coming on as a substitute in the 54th minute.

On 72 minutes, Ana Leite fired past Fay to net the winner for Portugal, less than two minutes after she was introduced.

Despite Scotland losing their second straight game in the competition, Dieke impressed and made several blocks.

The 36-year-old earned her 122nd international cap against Portugal.

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