Following a quick VAR assessment, the referee waved away protests, and the travelling facet breathed a sigh of aid.
Okoye was called into motion in the 10th minute when Joshua Brenet aimed a header from close range, however the Super Eagles goalkeeper pushed the ball out for a nook kick which he confidently claimed to alleviate strain on the away facet.
Brenet was an actual livewire, and midway via the primary half, he discovered former Norwich striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel who completed into the bottom proper nook to offer Twente the lead.
As the first half came near an end, Okoye needed to be alert, and within the forty fifth minute, he dived to the left put up to deny a goal-bound shot from a Twente player.
Sparta began the second half brighter and held possession for prolonged intervals, however a fast counterattack from Twente made their job even tougher. An overlapping Robin Propper’s cut back from the byline discovered Michel Vlap, who had no downside finishing from a number of inches out.
Michel Vlap practically grabbed a brace when he managed a protracted ball and broke into the Sparta penalty field, however he couldn’t beat Okoye, who made a snug save to the correct side of the post.
Regardless of a late flurry of assaults, Sparta couldn’t get a comfort aim and now sit only points above the relegation locations. Okoye and co will host Alkmaar on April 30 within the Eredivisie.
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