A flying header by Asumah Abubakar proved vital for FC Lugano as they fought back to draw 1-1 at home to FC Basel in a 2021/22 Swiss Super League match-day 6 fixture Sunday afternoon.
The Ghanaian-born striker, who has represented Portugal at the youth level, started a counterattack from his own half with a forward pass before tearing away from his marker to perfectly meet captain Jonathan Sabbatini’s cross with an acrobatic low header for the equalizer in the 59th minute.
Visiting Basel had taken a first-half lead thanks to the predatory instinct of Brazilian forward Arthur Cabral in the 29th minute after Swiss-born Nigerian goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe failed to grab the ball.
Asumah lasted 67 minutes before he got replaced by DR Congo-born Swiss youth striker Christopher Lungoyi.
Sunday’s goal is the 24-year-old’s second of the season after registering his first when they travelled to beat Servette FC 2-0 in a match-day two clash on August 1.