Nigerian players had an impressive game week in Europe and the United States, putting Nigeria on the map once again.
Victor Osimhen led the line for Napoli in a 5-2 away win over last season ninth placed finish, Hellas Verona.
Osimhen recorded a goal and assist, celebrating with an hilarious crying mimic in their first Seria A fixture.
Kelechin Nwankali also had a dream start to his sd ponferradina as he made 1 vital assist in a 3-2 win away from home against FC Cartagena.
Ijayi Atiemwen also scored his first goal for FC Sherrif in a 2-0 win over Dinamo Auto in the Moldovan league.
Zaidu Sanusi made 3 tackles and helped ensure a clean sheet for Porto in a 1 nil victory over Vizela. Semi Ajayi couldn’t hold the forte as West Brom lost to to Blackburn in the English Championship.
David Okereke and Cyril Dessers made their debut for US Cremonese in a 3-2 defeat to Florentina as David Okereke’s goal was not enough to earn a point.
Moses Usor scored a scored a sublime free kick for Slavia Praha to earn an important victory at FK Jablonec. Usor only played 45 minutes and Peter Olayinka was brought on to feature with 12 minutes from normal time.
Taiwo Awoniyi’s goal made the difference in Nottingham Forest win over West Ham in a match full of drama, woodwork shots and penalty save.
William Agada scored one of the three goals in Sporting Kansas City 4-3 defeat to Austin FC. Obinna Nwobodo also recorded an assist as Cincinnati FC played a 2-2 draw against Atalanta United.
Samuel Chukwueze provided an assist as Villarreal CF blew past Valladolid 3-0 in the Spanish Laliga.
Ademola Lookman came off the bench in the last half hour of the game to crown Atalanta one goal lead with a second. This was his debut goal and fans are optimistic for more.
Ayo Obileye was the savior for Livingston as he headed past the goalkeeper to clinch a 2-1 last minute victory against Hibernian.
Joe Aribo left off from where he picked off at the preseason to score Southampton’a first goal of the season after dribbling past the goalkeeper. His goal started Southampton 2-2 comeback against Leeds United.
Babajide David also had one goal and assist while Henry Onyekuru scored one goal as Adana Demirspor demolished Sivasspor 3-0.
Alex Iwobi, Chidera Ejuke, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamilu Collins, Ola Aina were also involved in actions last weekend.