European Roundup: Simon, Onuachu On Score-sheet, Chukwueze Bag Assist, Osimhen Debuts

Paul Onuachu. Photo credit: Reuters
European Roundup: Simon, Onuachu On Score-sheet, Chukwueze Bag Assist, Osimhen Debuts - Vantage News Nigeria
Paul Onuachu. Photo credit: Reuters

Nigerian players were in action across Europe over the weekend for their various clubs.

In Belgium, Nigeria striker, Paul Onuachu scored a brace for his side, Genk in a Jupiler league match against KV Mechelen. His side won the game by 3-1 on Sunday.

Nantes star, Moses Simon opened his goal account in the French Ligue 1 season as his side held Saint Etienne to a 2-2 draw at home on Sunday.

Forward, Samuel Kalu also scored his first goal of the season as his side, Bordeaux lost 2-1 to Lens on Saturday. His goal turned out to be a consolatory goal for his side. He was an 81st minute substitute and went on to score nine munites later.

His team mate, Josh Maja, was also an 81st minute substitute Nicolas de Preville.

In Serie A, Nigeria’s most expensive player, Victor Osimhen, made his Serie A debut for Napoli, in their 2-0 away win over Parma. Osimhen came on in the 61st minute of the game.

Lanky striker Simy Nwankwo played for 89 minutes for newly-promoted Crotone in a game they were whitewashed 4-1 at Genoa.

In LaLiga, Samuel Chukwueze had an assist, setting up Gerard Moreno in Villarreal’s 2-1 win against Eibar.

It was not so good for Kelechi Nwakali who was left out of SD Huesca’s squad in the 2-0 defeat at home to Cadiz.

In the English Premier League, Wilfred Ndidi played the entire duration of the game as his side, Leicester City defeated Burnley 4-2.

His compatriot, Kelechi Iheanacho was on the bench for the entire duration of the game.

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Everton’s Alex Iwobi, made his first appearance of the season in the 5-2 win over West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park on Saturday.

He came on in the 75th munite after replacing hat-trick hero, Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The Nigeria international came on for hat-trick hero  with 15 minutes left to play.

Semi Ajayi, played the entire duration for West Brom in the game.

In Manchester, Odion Ighalo, made a cameo appearance for Manchester United in their 3-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Ighalo played only 9 minutes after replacing Timothy Fosu-Mensah in the 81st minute.

Crystal Palace new boy, Eberechi Eze came on for Jeffrey Schlupp in the 75th minute.

In the Championship, former Nigeria captain, Mikel Obi, played all 90 minutes for Stoke City, who suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Bristol City on Sunday.


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