VVV-Venlo had an easy time handling their opponents Helmond Sport, and they were aided in that by American Abroad Gedion Zelalem.
Zelalem tallied up his first goal for his current club, knocking in the final score in a 7-0 rout for the first of his career. The Arsenal loanee and U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team midfielder knocked in the extra point in the 87th minute in a match dominated start-to-finish by his team. Venlo got to work early with a 5th minute goal from Vito van Crooy and would notch another five between the 47th to 63rd minutes, before Zelalem found the net.
The in-swinging cross from the right wing was tipped down by a clever backheel from the Venlo forward, leaving the ball just outside the six yard box where Zelalem ran onto it and knocked it past the keeper with his right foot.
Here’s a video of Zelalem’s first professional goal.