It was one other thrilling weekend for Nigerian footballers throughout Europe, with some placing up nice performances.
Right here’s how they carried out…
Striker Kelechi Iheanacho offered an help in Leicester Metropolis’s draw towards 10-man Southampton within the English Premier League Friday. The in-form ahead earlier dealt with the ball contained in the field, with James Ward-Prowse changing the following penalty within the 61st. He was readily available to supply a wonderfully positioned ball for defender Jonny Evans to transform within the 68th minute later.
The help is his second within the league in 21 appearances whereas he has scored 10 targets. The striker was on for your entire length, together with compatriot, Wilfred Ndidi.
Ola Aina, Josh Maja, Tosin Adarabioyo and Ademola Lookman had been in motion for Fulham, who misplaced 2-0 to a Kai Havertz impressed Chelsea on Saturday at Stamford Bridge because the Cottagers proceed to slide into relegation. The trio, Aina, Lookman and Adarabioyo had 90 minutes motion whereas Maja got here off for Aleksandar Mitrovic within the 81st minute.
At Goodison Park, Alex Iwobi was in motion for 76 minutes within the Toffees’ 2-1 loss to Aston Villa Saturday. The ahead, who has solely managed one objective in 28 appearances from the fitting wing-back, made method for Bernard.
Within the English Championship, Isaac Success featured for 59 minutes whereas William Troost-Ekong was an unused substitute in Watford’s 2-0 loss at Brentford on Saturday. Success got here on for Tom Cleverly within the thirty first minute of the encounter however did not register his identify on the scorer’s sheet. He’s but to attain in 9 appearances this season.
Sodiq Umar’s brace may solely hand Almeria a degree as Actual Oviedo fought again to pressure the encounter to a 2-2 draw within the Spanish Segunda Saturday. The 24-year-old registered his targets within the twenty second and thirtieth minutes, earlier than the guests scored twice to share the spoils. The brace takes Sadiq’s tally for the season to 18 in 32 appearances, with 5 assists.
Victor Osimhen thought his thirteenth minute opener for Napoli had handed them the utmost factors however a 94th strike from Nahitan Nandez ensured Napoli shared the spoils with visiting Cagliari.
The 22-year-old had a second effort chalked off by the Video Assistant Referee for an infringement on Diego Godin within the 53rd minute. He now has eight targets in 20 appearances.
The Nigerian was substituted within the seventy fifth minute for Dries Mertens, after a head collision.
On the Stadio Ezio Scida, Simeon Nwankwo fired blanks in Crotone’s 2-0 house loss to newly topped Serie A champions Inter Milan Saturday, which robotically relegated them to Serie B after one season within the topflight. Simy has 19 targets and two assists in 34 league appearances.
Samuel Kalu returned to the beginning line-up for Bordeaux of their 1-0 win over 10-man Rennes within the French Ligue 1 Sunday to additional improve their probabilities of survival. It’s Kalu’s second look in Bordeaux’s final six outings. He made method for Hatem Ben Arfa within the 59th minute.
Moses Simon scored and offered an help for Nantes of their 4-1 win at Brest Sunday. Moses opened rating within the fifteenth minute, his sixth objective of the season in 30 appearances, as he hopes to assist drag the workforce out of the muddy relegation waters with three video games left to play. He additionally turned supplier for Imran Louza, who scored the workforce’s third within the 56th minute. Nantes are at the moment 18th on the log, 4 factors off Seventeenth-placed Lorient.
Striker Terem Moffi was not on the right track as 10-man Lorient gained 2-0 towards Angers to maintain their hopes of staying within the topflight alive. Moffi has been considered one of Lorient’s key gamers, scoring 14 Ligue 1 targets this time period.
Maduka Okoye made two necessary saves and one clearance as Sparta Rotterdam ran out 2-1 winners over FC Groningen within the Eredivisie Sunday. The Nigerian shot stopper has stored eight clear sheets in 25 appearances.
Paul Onuachu continued the place he left, scoring in Genk’s hard-fought 3-2 win over Royal Antwerp within the Belgian league championship play-offs Friday. The league’s high scorer grabbed his aspect’s equaliser within the 73rd minute, earlier than Theo Bongonda’s 88th minute strike ensured they started the spherical with a win.
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