Europe: Omeruo in action, Balogun injured

By: Obiweluozo Martins 

It was another day of football in Europe as various subdivisions of club were in action to secure a reputable position in the League. Nigerian players abroad were very much involved and played crucial role to restore stability and parity for their respective teams across Europe.

We cast our light on these Nigerian players abroad who were in action or was just listed in their match day squad. On this note SoccerNet Nigeria evaluates Nigerian players abroad who were in action on Friday Night.

IN ITALY
Capri forward Jerry Uche Mbakogu lasted 79th minutes of the game and was replaced by Antonio Gaudio while compatriot and AS Roma duo Umar Sadiq (18) and Nura Abdullahi (18) was listed on AS Roma (bench) match day squad for the entire duration of the game as Capri lost 1-3 to AS Roma courtesy of three strikes from Lucas Digne (56th minute), Edin Dzeko (84th minute) and man of the match Mohamed Salah in the 85thminute of the game. Jerry Uche Mbakogu was booked (yellow carded) in the 54th minute of the match.

ITALY (DIVISION)
Nigerian forward Osarimen Ebagua lasted 75th minute of the game for this side FC Vicenza and was replaced by Filip Raicevic as FC Vicenza held host FC Pescara to a 1-1 draw as Francesco Signori 73rd minute strike was cancelled out by Gianluca Lapadula for a 1-1 draw in the 90th minute of the game.

IN GERMANY
Nigeria- German defender Leon Balogun lasted the entire duration of the game in defence for Mainz as his club side Mainz 05 defeated Schalke 04 2-1.He was booked (yellow Carded)in the 90th minute of the game.

IN BELGIUM
Gent’s sensational forward Moses Simon left the pitch in the 28th minutes of the game with a likely injury. He was replaced by Mbark Boussoufa but nevertheless Gent ran out 2-0 winners over Mouscron-Peruwelz courtesy of two goals from Mbark Boussoufa in the 85th minute and Daniel Milicevic in the 90th minute of the game.

IN PORTUGAL
Nigerian talented center back Chidozie Awaziem (19) lasted the entire 90 minutes in defence for FC Porto as FC Porto defeated arch-rivals Benfica 1-2 away from home.

IN TURKEY
Super Eagles and Kasimpasa center back Kenneth Omeruo lasted the entire duration of the game as they (Kasimpasa) lost 3-1 to host and Turkish Giant Fenerbahce who was inspired by Brazilian Diego and Robin Van Persie impressive outing. Omeruo was booked (Yellow carded) in the 42nd minute of the game.

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