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