Super Eagles defender, Elderson Echiejile has scored his first goal in Spain for his struggling La Liga club, Sporting Gijon.

Echiejile scored the consolation goal as Sporting Gijon were beaten 3-1 by Real Sociedad on Monday night in their matchday 31 fixture.

The Rojiblancos were already three goals down before their Nigerian import pulled a goal back with an impressive left footed shot from the center of the box in the 87th minute.

Though Echieijile who is on loan from Monaco plays usually as a left-back, he has scored a couple of goals for his different clubs as well as the Nigeria national team.

Monday’s goal was not the first time Echiejile will score against a Spanish team,  he also scored for Monaco in their Champions League clash with Valencia back in the 2015-16 season.

With another loss on Monday, Echiejile and his Sporting Gijon teammates are in danger of relegation from La Liga with seven rounds of games left before the end of the season