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Fit-again Opare stars for Standard Liege in Belgian league derby draw

Published on: 04 February 2013

Ghana defender Daniel Opare played his first 90 minutes of football in four months on Sunday in Standard Liege's 2-2 draw at Anderlecht.

The right-back was impressive despite a lengthy spell on the sidelines and was involved in the sending off of Anderlecht's winger Milan Jovanovic when he provoked the Serbian. 

Anderlecht opened the scoring in just the second minute through midfielder Lucas Biglia but were pegged back 20 minutes later when Michy Batshuayi turned home his sixth goal of the season.

Liege then went ahead thanks to a Yoni Buyens strike seven minutes into the second half.

Buyens' still effort appeared to be enough to hand his side an invaluable three points, before Guillaume Gillet popped up with five minutes to equalise for the nine-man hosts.

"I'm very happy to get my career back on track after that injury. I can look at a bright future before the end of the season," Opare told

The 22-year-old damaged a fifth metatarsal in his right foot during training in October.

He returned to training three weeks ago and played in an international friendly defeat to German side VfL Wolfsburg.



This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • MAWUDEKA says:
    February 04, 2013 12:48 pm
    awesome beggining of greater things to come
  • Charles mensah says:
    February 04, 2013 05:34 pm
    We thank Almighty God for Opare's life.
  • Magnum says:
    February 04, 2013 11:06 pm
    We can't wait to have you back to take your place in the black stars, we know your qualities and you are the best player for that right back position. God be with you and work hard