May 14, 2021

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Diogo Jota scores four goals with HIMSELF in 8-2 FIFA tournament win


Wolves forward Diogo Jota defeats Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi 8-2 in FIFA online tournament … and even scores four goals with HIMSELF

  • Diogo Jota defeated Wilfred Ndidi 8-2 in the ePremier League Invitational
  • The Wolves striker even scored four goals with his on-game representation
  • Proceeds from the tournament will go to the #PlayersTogether initiative

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Diogo Jota put his playing muscles to work on Thursday, showing off his FIFA 20 skills by beating Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi in the ePremier League Invitational.

Not only did he win the game 8-2, but he even scored four goals with the representation of himself in the game.

The FIFA version of Jota actually celebrated more than the actual version as the eighth goal entered, while an embarrassed Ndidi shifted uncomfortably in his seat.

Diogo Jota showed his skills in FIFA 20 on Thursday by beating Wilfred Ndidi 8-2 online

The Wolves forward has scored four goals in the beating with his own representation on the line

The Wolves forward has scored four goals in the beating with his own representation on the line

The ePremier League competition was originally created for the 2018-19 campaign as some of the UK’s top FIFA players competed for real clubs.

However, the ePremier League Invitational has invited footballers to represent their own teams in an online tournament during the lockdown.

The Premier League stars face off in a knockout tournament from their homes, with the final being broadcast live on Sky Sports on Saturday 25 April.

“Although Ndidi put in a good effort, I think I know more about the game than he does,” Jota said after the game. ‘Also Ndidi always sues me on the [real life] champ, so it was my turn!

Jota says he's often chased by Ndidi in real life so it was nice to score a lot of goals

Jota says he’s often chased by Ndidi in real life so it was nice to score a lot of goals

Jota scoring eight goals is only the second time this has happened in the tournament so far, and he expects to play more attacking football in the future.

“I feel really bad, he’s very good,” Ndidi said with a wry smile. “I think he can actually win the tournament.”

Wolves led 1-0 in five minutes, with Raul Jimenez setting the tone for the remainder of the game.

Ndidi equalized using Kelechi Iheanacho, but another goal from Jimenez extended the lead soon after, and then Jota started rioting using his own player.

The Leicester man was very complimentary, saying Jota could win the whole tournament

The Leicester man was very complimentary, saying Jota could win the whole tournament

With the win, Wolves have now reached the quarter-finals, where they will face Sheffield United, who scored a big win after Lys Mousset beat Norwich’s Todd Cantwell 6-2 later in the day.

The overall tournament prize will be donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, which was set up collectively by Premier League players with the aim of ‘giving money where it’s needed most’ in the fight against the coronavirus crisis.

The funds will go to those fighting on the NHS frontline and in other key areas.

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