Onyewu scores late equalizer for Sporting in League Cup draw

Onyewu scores late equalizer for Sporting in League Cup draw

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Onyewu scores late equalizer for Sporting in League Cup draw

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With Sporting Lisbon staring at the possibility of a League Cup slip-up against Rio Ave, Oguchi Onyewu came to the rescue.

Onyewu pushed forward and got involved in a late attack, scoring an 88th-minute equalizer by finishing off a low cross to give Sporting a 1-1 draw in a League Cup game on Monday. The match was Sporting's first of three in the cup's group stage, in which the winners of the four four-team groups advance to the semifinals.

The goal was the third for Onyewu this season, all of which have either tied the score or given Sporting the lead.

It also marked the second time that he burned Rio Ave with a late goal this season, after doing so in a league game on Sept. 19 to snap a 2-2 tie.

Highlights from the match are after the jump (Onyewu's goal sequence starts at 1:34):

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