On-loan Leeds ace Oliver Sarkic scores late winner for Barakaldo

SL Benfica's forward Oliver Sarkic celebrates with teammate Yuri Ribeiro after scoring a goal during the UEFA Youth League match between SL Benfica and Galatasaray AS at Campo 1, Caixa...

Sarkic joined third-tier Spanish side Barakaldo on loan from Leeds in the summer.

Alex Martin (L) of Real Madrid CF competes for the ball with Oliver Sarkic (R) of SL Benfica during the UEFA Youth League Quarter Finals match between  Real Madrid CF and SL Benfica at...

Leeds United loanee Oliver Sarkic scored his first goal for Spanish side Barakaldo on Wednesday night since joining the club on loan for 2018-19 - and it could not have been more dramatic.

Sarkc, 21, joined Leeds in the summer of 2017 on loan from Portuguese giants Benfica before a deal was made permanent in January, but he is yet to make a senior appearance for the Whites.

Instead, he was loaned out to the third tier of Spanish football with Barakaldo, where he has since struggled to make an impact. Indeed, Wednesday night was Sarkic's second only start.

 

But that changed in injury time. With the score 5-5 on aggregate and 3-2 down on the night to 10-man Tropezon, Barakaldo were heading out of the Federacion Cup in Round 32 on the away goals rule.

However, Sarkic broke Tropezon hearts with a 94th-minute goal to level the tie 3-3 on the night - and 6-5 on aggregate. It was his first goal for the loan side since joining the club, in only his sixth appearance.

The win sees Barakaldo progress into the last 16 of the competition, with the draw for the next round to be completed on December 13. The Spanish side are currently flying high in the league, sitting in a comfortable second place.

The goal could give Sarkic some much-needed game time, as he looks to impress the Leeds hierarchy while on loan. He has a contract at Elland Road until the summer of 2020.

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