Former Nigerian U23 striker Umar Sadiq silky assist send Partizan to Serbia Cup final in Belgrade derby 1-0 win over city rivals Red Star on Wednesday night.

The 23-year-old Olympic bronze medal has rejuvenated his career with Serbia club after a torrid time at Steven Gerrard’s Rangers from Roma in 2018-19, where he featured four times in all competitions with no goal to his name in and his loan spell was terminated.

Sadiq was a handful all evening for Red Star’s defenders, running past them almost at will and only a string of good saves from Borjan denied the towering Nigerian a goal.

The Nigerian’s mazy run, putting a rival on his backside, provided the assist for Bibras Natcho to send Partizan into the Serbian Cup Final.

Vojvodina Novi Sad won 1-0 at Cukaricki Belgrade earlier in the day to reach the final on June 24 when they will face Partizan after Nemanja Covic turned in a Nikola Drincic cross in the 31st minute.

Sadiq has scored 17 goals from 35 matches in all competitions since joining the Serbian club from Roma in July 2019.

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