‘The striker who pressed Kim Min-jae with force’ Man City also fell victim! Offenda’s first goal earns him the team’s highest rating
Offida scores against City after powering past Kim Min-jae.
Manchester City won 3-1 against Leipzig in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League Group G match of the 2023/24 season at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany, on Friday (Oct. 5).
But it was Leipzig’s Roy Offenda who stood out in the match. Offenda took a pass from Paulsen in the second minute of the second half, dribbled in, tussled with Akanji, and held on with his unique balance to score the opening goal. Offenda earned a team-high rating of 7 for the game.
He is an all-rounder who can play as a striker but also as a left or right winger. He likes to switch with wingers and often finds himself one-on-one with opposing defenders on the flanks. He is very quick to get past opponents and is reminiscent of Son Heung-min in that he is very decisive and uses both feet.
He made his professional debut with Belgian side Leicester Brugge, and his potential exploded after a loan move to Dutch side SBV Fitters in 2020. After scoring 18 goals for Fitters in the 2021/22 season, he moved to RC Reims in France in 2022.
Upon arrival, Ondaatje scored 21 goals and four assists in 38 league games to finish fourth on the team’s scoring charts behind Mbappe, Lacazette, and Jonathan David. Offenda’s performances also helped Reims finish second in the league behind Paris Saint-Germain and qualify for the Champions League.
Recognizing his potential, many teams approached him, but he seemed to be headed to Leipzig. Leipzig were short on strikers after the departure of their ace, Christopher Nkunku, to Chelsea and saw Offenda as a replacement.
A tug-of-war between Reims and Leipzig over Offenda’s price resulted in a total of €43.5 million, breaking Leipzig’s transfer record.카지노사이트
Offenda struggled in preseason after his move, but now that the season has started, he’s been flying. He has four goals and two assists in six Bundesliga games. In his most recent game against Bayern Munich, he scored a brace against Kim Min-jae.
In that game, he used his unique balance to overcome a tussle with Kim and even scored a goal in the process. He also assisted on a goal for Lukewa, helping the Bavarians to a draw with Munich with one goal and one assist.
His buyout doesn’t kick in until 2025, so if he’s doing well for Leipzig by then, there will likely be big clubs waiting in the wings.