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Abdul Aziz Yakubu scores as Rio Ave secures victory over Gil Vicente

Ghanaian striker Abdul Aziz Yakubu showcased his scoring prowess as Rio Ave secured a commanding 3-0 triumph over Gil Vicente in a Liga Portugal showdown on Saturday afternoon.

The match was held at the Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube. The head-to-head record for the teams before the clash was Rio Ave 8 win(s), Gil Vicente 6 win(s), and 7 draw(s)

The encounter began with both teams fiercely contesting possession, but it was Rio Ave who seized the initiative. In the 30th minute, João Teixeira unleashed a precision strike, putting Rio Ave ahead with a clinical finish assisted by Joca.

As the first half drew to a close, Yakubu stepped up to the spot and calmly converted a penalty with a right-footed effort, extending Rio Ave’s lead and asserting their dominance.

Despite Gil Vicente’s efforts, Rio Ave continued to dominate proceedings. In the 63rd minute, Joca secured the victory with a well-placed shot, courtesy of an assist from Fábio Ronaldo.

Yakubu has made 12 appearances and scored five goals in the Liga Portugal this season.



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