Manchester United Winger Scored Last Minute Winner For Ivory Coast
Amad Diallo scored his first international goal in just his second appearance for Ivory Coast, slotting home a brilliant 97th minute free kick.
The relatively unknown Diallo joined Manchester United in January for a reported £37 million in January, having only ever played five senior games for Atalanta.
Despite only a handful of appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team for the rest of the season, fans are extremely excited by what they’ve seen from the teenager, and even his teammates have talked him up.
They aren’t the only ones, with Ivory Coast manager Patrice Beaumelle calling him up for his first cap in March.
On Saturday night Diallo earned his second cap, coming on as a substitute against Burkina Faso, and scored his first international goal with a brilliant injury time winning free kick.
Burkina Faso took the lead in the 16th minute through Ajax striker Lassina Traore, with the 20-year-old scoring an impressive sixth goal in just his 12 appearance for the national team.
Amad came off the bench just past the hour mark, with the hosts still 1-0 down, and things soon turned around.
Midfield Ibrahim Sangare made it 1-1 in the 72nd minute, just six minutes after his teammate’s introduction, after an assist from Max Gradel.
Diallo then struck late on in some style to win the game. Ivory Coast next face Ghana next week on Saturday night.
The teenager then showed a hint of what could happen in the future when he linked up with fellow youngster Hannibal Mejbri in a later youth game.
His first team debut came against Real Sociedad in a Europa League game in March, coming on as a substitute for Mason Greenwood.