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El-Hussieny crowned Estonian champion
29-year-old Egyptian midfielder Omar El-Hussieny scored as Levadia were crowned Meistriliiga champions with an impressive 8-1 win over Narva Trans.
El-Hussieny, who signed for Levadia earlier this year, was a key figure for the newly crowned champions with over 25 appearances this season.
The game started frantically between JK Trans Narva and top-of-the-table FC Levadia, with both teams still battling for the title heading into the final game of the season.
Levadia took the lead in the 14th minute with a goal from midfielder Ilja Antonov. Igor Subbotin followed up scoring the second, with Dragomir Vukobratovic netting the ball in the final added minute of the first half, giving Levadia an important 3-0 lead heading into the second half.
In the second half things didn’t get better for Trans Narva, as defender Pavel Avdeev conceded a cheap penalty, and was subsequently sent off. Now down to 10, Levadia converted the penalty, nailing down the title in the process.
In the 54th minute, Egyptian Omar El-Hussieny was brought on for penalty-scorer Aleksandr Dmitrijev.
An amazing 10 minute hat trick from Levadia’s Igor Subbotin further compounded Trans Narva’s misery, with Subbotin finishing up with 4 goals for the afternoon bringing his tally up to 32 goals for the season.
A consolation goal from Narva Trans was scored by Vladislav Fjodorov in the 67th minute.
Omar El-Hussieny got in on the act in the final 2 minutes, scoring the final goal of the season, sending the fans into raptures.
“We deserved this title. We prepared thoroughly ahead of this game and knew what was at stake today. The season was not easy as many players left the team. We also had some downs, but today I have to thank my lads. We deserved this title and I am very happy with that,” Levadia coach Marco Kristal said after the game.
Levadia dominated the league table with a colossal 84 points, storming to a ninth Estonian League title. It was also a fantastic season for debutant El-Hussieny, who made over 25 appearances, scoring some fantastic goals in the process.