OJB Sports gives an account of Nigerian players in Europe, who came out with top performance for their respective clubs, as league activities resume on the continent.
In the Pro-Belgian league, Paul Onuachu and Cyriel Dessers were outstanding in the fifteenth match day of the league , as Genk were rampant against Antwerp. In the six goal thriller, Onuachu bagged a brace at the nineteenth and twenty third minutes of the match. Dessers scored at the eighty-eighth minutes.
In another part of the league, Nigeria international, David Okerere was the saviour that saved Club Brugge from the hands of their counterparts, Saint Truiden. Dennis Emmanuel was up for action for the match.
From the Portuguese league, Nigerian left- back, Zaidi Sanusi was on target for Porto against Tondela, helping his team to win in a match that ended 4-3.
In the thirteenth match day of the French league, things went sour for Moses Simon’s Nantes, as they fell before Strasbourg at home, 0-4 it’s ended. Unlike Nantes, Bordeaux snatched victory against Brest where Josh Maja played. Ham Ben Arfa scored the only goal of the match.
In Eredivise, Maduka Okoye and and Tyronne Ebuehi pulled top performances for the clubs, Twente and Sparta Rotterdam. While Twente won the match against Ajax by two goals to one, Rotterdam downed Emmen by two goals to one too.
Recall that this platform reported that despite the fact that Taiwo Awoniyi scored the only goal for Union Berlin, they were upended by Herth BSC in a six-goal thriller.
Ola Aina and Tosin Adarabioyo of Fulham could not help the London side against Manchester City. Two goals from Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne were enough for the Citizens to wrap Scot Parker’s men at Ethiad.
In tandem, Semilogo Ajayi’s West Bromich Albion suffered a huge defeat from London-side Crystal Palace. Ivorian Wilfreid Zaha and Belgium’s Christian Benteke each scored two goals plus a Darnella Furlong strike were enough for Palace to down West Brom.
The tie between Burnley and Everton went on a 1-1 draw. Robbie Brady and Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored one goal each for their clubs.
Leicester City midfield maestro, Wilfreid Ndidi is back on pitch after a long absence due to injury. He played from the bench in a win against Sheffield United courtesy of Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez. Kelechi Iheanacho was also in the field of play last Sunday.