As various topflight leagues in the Europe continues activities the 2020/21 season, OJB Sports surveyed Nigerians who were in football actions for their various clubs.
In Russia, Victor Moses has scored his first goal for Spartak Moscow against Krasnodor. The Nigerian winger scored the second goal of the match of which Ezequiel Ponce broke the deadlock at the 13th minute, then Jordan Larrsson scored the third goal for Moscow, though Leon Sabua’s goal at the 58th were not enough for Krasnodor.
In tandem, Brian Idowu was on target for his club Khimki against Rostov. The Nigerian defender scored the second goal of the match, at which his team mate, Rezluan Mirzov had broken the deadlock..Rostov could not reply the goals scored against them.
In Saint Mary Stadium, Alex Iwobi could not help Everton to turn around their first defeat of the season as Southhampton beat Carlo Ancelloti’s men 2-0. First half goals from James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams were all the Saints needed to conquer the Toffes. As well as Ola Aina’s Fulham suffered a home defeat from Crystal Palace, 1-2 its ended. Tom Cairney late goal reply goal not indemnify the early goals scored by Wilfred Zaha and Jairo Riedewald.
In Spain, the match between Cadiz and Villareal went into a stalemate in the week seven of the league; Samuel Chukwueze introduction at the 62nd minutes could not make a difference.
Victor Osimhen was part of the winning party that defeated Benevento away. Napoli victory came from the second half goals scored by Lorenzo Insigne and Andrea Petagna which canceled out Roberto Insigne early goal.
Meanwhile Crotone suffered an away loss against Caglari. Charalampos Lykogiannis,Giovanni Simeone, Riccardo Sotti and Joao Pedro were all on the score sheet for Caglari. The two goals scored by Junior Messias and Salvatore Molina were not enough for Crotone for a win, Simeon Nwankwo was up for Crotone.
In the week five of German Bundesliga, Union Berlin played their third draw of the 2020/21 season against Freiburg,1-1 it went. In match which Taiwo Awoniyi played, Robert Andrich cancelled out Vincenzo Grifo 34th minute goal. It was the same with Kevin Akpoguma’s Hoffenheim against Werder Bremen, Dennis Geiger 22nd minute goal turned down Maximilian Eggestein fifth minute goal for Freiburg.
Josh Maja was part of the victourious Bordeaux against Nimes, 2-0 it ended. Second half goals from Jimmy Briand from the penalty spot at the 80th minute and Remi Oudin’s goal at the 82nd was all Jan Gasset’s men got to conquer Nimes.
However in the Dutch league, Tyronne Ebuehi’s Twente suffered a away defeat against Utrecht. Danilo broke the deadlock at the very first minute of the tie, later on Bart Ramelaar found the back of the net for Utrecht before Sander Van de Streek scored the winning goal at the 47th minute of the regulated playing time.
In Portugal, FC Porto won against Gil Vicente at home, Evanilson scored the only goal of the match for Sergio Celcao’s men. However the game between Famalicao and Boavista went on a 2-2 draw. The tie at which Chidozie Awaziem played, Yans Hamache and Javi Garcia goals for Boavista were cancelled out at the dying minutes of the match from Ruben Lameriras and Jhonata Robert.