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Salzburg is a ‘factory’ of strikers. Sadio Mané was the first and most successful so far, Haaland appears as the jewel in the crown, but in Leicester they already enjoy the latest Austrian discovery: Patson Daka.

The Zambian, only 23 years old, surprised Spartak in Moscow. In a ‘shootout’ between Russians and English (3-4), Daka was the most accurate. Sobolev opened the scoring and Larsson made it 2-0 for the Muscovites. There, Daka appeared to make a poker as fast as it was definitive with goals in 45, 48, 54 and 78. This gave him the three points and also the entrance to an exclusive club in the Europa League. There, as poker ‘makers’ he enters with Falcao, Cavani, Willian Jose and Aduriz. The Basque even had time to put in some more. The club is broader if the Champions League is added with Van Basten, Giroud or Messi among others.

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In this, Haaland is left out and, coincidentally, the one who was his partner and remained as his successor when he left for Dortmund has advanced him in this career, at least, in continental football, reaching poker before.

At Leicester, Daka is showing that he is on the way to going ‘cheap’. The ‘Foxes’ invested 30 million euros in his signing and, for now, in less than 400 minutes he already has five goals. To the four of today it remains to add the goal that sentenced the match against Manchester United.

So far, the Zambian has been a substitute in every Premier League match, but poker will give Rodgers a lucky headache over who should be the immovable partner Vardy at the attack point. Tonight it was precisely those who chose to accompany him (he and Iheanacho) who swept Russia.

Adeyemi shines as successor to successor

After a season of 34 goals and twelve assists, RB Salzburg saw their last great scorer leave, but the relief was more than ready. ANDhe young Karim Adeyemi is the new star of the Red Bull factory. The German is uncovering this season in the Champions League where he left a goalless display at Pizjuán against Sevilla. Against Lille he got his first double and against Wolfsburg he already has the first. With another eight goals in the league and one more in the previous round of the Champions League, the German is the attack director for Mozart’s city team.