In various leagues across Europe, Nigerian players were up for their respective clubs, as the international window will be opened this week.
In the Pro-Belgian league, Nigerian stirker, Paul Onuachu who plays for Genk was again on the score sheet, but his 67th minute goal could not give Jess Thorup’s lads the maximum three points against Waasland Beveren as Aleksander Vukotic denied Onuachu’s early lead. Super Eagles new comer Cyriel Dessers started off the bench for Genk .
In the same vein from Ligue 1, Bordeaux forward, Samuel Kalu was on target for Jean Louis-Gasset-led side at the twenty ninth minute against Dijon. Remi Oudin and Toma Basic were also on the score sheet for Bordeuax to have an emphatic win, though Josh Maja came off the bench.
However, Simon Moses could not help Nantes as they could not reply the two goals scored by Dante and Khephren Thuarm-Ulien for OGC Nice, at which Imran Louza’s goal from the penalty spot had to console Christian Gourcuff’s men.
From the Premier league, a ‘Ndidi-less’ Leicester City fell before West Ham as goals from Michael Antonio, Pabo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen was all the David Moyes-led side had to hammer the Foxes, such that Kelechi Iheanacho introduction in the second half could not reduce the three goal deficit.
Despite the fact that Ola Aina had the first appearance for Fulham, Wolves had the maximum three points at the week four of the English league. A lone second half goal from Pedro Neto made the difference between the two English sides.
Super Eagles invitee, Alex Iwobi contributed to an extension of Everton unbeaten run in the league, giving an assist to James Rodriguez’s 52nd goal. The Columbian brace plus Dominic Calvert Lewin 16th minute and Yerry Mina goals gave Carlo Ancelloti’s men victory over Brighton last weekend.
Semi Ajayi was action for West Brom, though Slaven Bilic’s men had a loss against Southampton at the St. Mary stadium. Oriol Romeu and Djenepo Moussa goals gave Ralph Hassenhutti’s men the decisive victory.
In the Spanish La Liga, Atletico Madrid and Villareal tie ended in a stalemate, Samuel Chukwueze could not make a difference.
In the Italian Serie A, Simeon Nwankwo’s 49th goal from the penalty spot could not help Crotone against a rampant Sassuolo. Francesco Caputo’s brace with Domenico Berardi and Manuel Locatelli goals gave Roberto De Zerbi’s army an glaring egde.
In Germany, Tolu Arokodare was up for FC Koln, but his presence could not turn around Markus Gisdol’s men misfortune against Borussia Mochengladbach. Elvis Rexhbecaj’s early goal for Koln was emphatically denied by goals from Alassane Plea, Stefane Lainer and Lars Stindi.
Chukwah Gong and Tyronne Ebuehi were on the field of play for their clubs- Vitesse and Twente- in Netherlands. While the match between Twente and Emmen ended in a 1-1 draw, Vittese suffered a huge loss from Heracles. An unreplied three goals were scored by Oussama Darfalou, Oussama Tannane and Lois Openda for Frank Wormouth-led side.
Chidozie Awaziem was in action for Boavista against Moreirense, though the match ended in 1-1 draw, as Fabia Abreu 65th penalty goal denied the early goal scored by Adilson Gomez for Boavista. Also Mikel Agu’s Vitoria Gumares were victorious against Pacos de Ferreira, courtesy a penalty goal from Andre Andre at the dying minutes of the match.
In the Turkish league, Brown Ideye’s Goztepe and Olarenwaju Kayode’s Sivasppor ties with both Istanbul and Ankaragucu ended in a barren draw. While Oghenekaro Etebo’s Galatasaray suffered a loss to Kasimipasa through a first half strike from Yusuf Erdogan, Trabzonpor in which Anthony Nwakaeme plays for, was denied maximum three points by Gaziantep FK. Gaston Campi broke the deadlock for Trabzonspor, but Alex Maxim penalty goal caused a draw between the two sides.