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Koka scores in Rio Ave away win

Koka hat-trick

Photo: Filipe Amorim/Global Imagens

Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ scored a late goal for Rio Ave against Penafiel to snatch an important 2-0 win for the visitors in the 25th round of the Primeira Liga.

Both teams had their eyes on a victory as Rio Ave were looking to end their poor run of form in the league, while Penafiel sought to avoid relegation.

The first half was goalless in the Estádio Municipal 25 de Abril, home to Penafiel.

Yonathan Del Valle broke Penafiel hearts after breaking through the Penafiel defense in the 85th minute of the match.

Egyptian striker, Ahmed Hassan, grabbed the victory for the visitors with a goal in stoppage time. Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ has now scored 12 league goals, five behind the top scorer Jackson Martinez.

With this win, Rio Ave rose to 8th place in the Primeira Liga, seven points away from a Europa League spot.

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