Following the international break, many Nigerian players who play abroad, Europe most especially were in top action for their various clubs, shelving their underwhelming performance in a double- header against Lone Stars of Sierra Leone.
Everton midfielder, Alexander Iwobi on a new role gave a top performance against Ola Aina’s Fulham on Sunday.
The young midfielder was played at the right wing back by Carlo Ancelloti. He was instrumental in a 3-2 win against the London side, courtesy of a brace by Dominic Calvert Lewin and Abdoulaye Doucoure thirty-fifth goal.
However, Scot Parker’s men wished to salvage a point with Everton, but Reuben Loftus –Cheek and Bobby De Cordova-Reid goals were not enough.
Manchester United’s victory caused an upset for Semi Ajayi’s West Brom,1-0 its ended. A lone goal from Bruno Fernandes from the penalty spot was all the Red Devils got to win their ninth Premier League match on Saturday.
Meanwhile, in the tenth week match of the Spanish La Liga, the match between Villareal and Real Mardrid ended in 1-1 draw. In the match whom Samuel Chukwueze started from the bench for Unai Emery’s men, Mariano Diaz broke the deadlock in the second minute of the match for Zidane’s army. At the seventy-sixth minute of the match, Gerard Moreno booked a place on the score sheet, denying the Los Blancos victory.
In tandem, the tie between Osasuna and Kelechi Nwakali’s S.D Huesca ended in 1-1. Sandro Ramirez gave Huesca the lead in the fifth minute of the match, but was denied by David Gracias in the sixty-eighth minute.
In the game week eight of the Italian Serie A, Simeon Nwankwo’s Crotone suffered yet another home defeat in the hands of Lazio. Goals from Ciro Immobile and Carlos Correa were all Simeone Ingazhi’s men had to down Crotone.
In the German Bundesliga, both Tolulope Arokodare and Taiwo Awoniyi were in action in a tie between FC Koln and Union Berlin. Goals from Awoniyi and Max Kruse were all Union Berlin got to conquer their German counterparts, such that Ellyes Skhiri goal could not help Koln settle for a point. Also, Kevin Apkogumma featured for his club, Hoffenheim against Stuttgart. The match went on a 3-3 draw.
In the eleventh match day of the French Ligue 1, Bordeaux bagged an away win against Rennes courtesy of a lone by Hatem Ben Arfa through Samuel Kalu assist. Josh Maja was paraded in the match for Bordeaux.