Boateng Scores In La Liga Debut
Former Ghana national team attacker Kevin-Prince Boateng marked his La Liga debut with a goal on Monday night, helping Las Palmas to a 4-2 win at Valencia.
The 29-year-old Ghanaian was thought to be washed up after being released by AC Milan last season, but his first game in Spain suggests that a renaissance could be on the cards.
Boateng started at Estadio de Mestalla for the visitors and only played 60 minutes before being replaced by Momo, but his hour on the pitch proved pivotal in Las Palmas claiming victory.
Valencia claimed an early lead through Santi Mina, but Las Palmas hit back to equalise through Marko Livaja before claiming the ascendancy through a penalty from Jonathan Viera.
In the 31st minute it was Boateng’s turn to get his name on the score sheet, converting from a cross by Moroccan ex-Liverpool winger Nabil El Zhar to make it 3-1 to the visitors.
Santi Mina scored his second soon after to narrow the score line to 3-2, but a late strike from Livaja ensured Las Palmas were victorious.
Boateng now has a rare record, having scored in four major European leagues: Premier League (England), Bundesliga (Germany), Serie A (Italy) and now Spain’s La Liga.