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Europe Wrap: Moses, Troost Ekong score as Aluko, Ikeme, Iorfa feature


/ by Obiweluozo Martins

Victor Moses added Chelsea's third goal after coming on as a substitute against Burnley 
Victor Moses added Chelsea's third goal after coming on as a substitute against Burnley.

Another weekend of football action across Europe saw various club sides engaging each other in titanic clash as the season gets old by the week.
 In some of these club matches Nigerian player were are the peak of them as magnificent performance were recorded by Nigerian in Europe this weekend. We highlights some Nigerian players who were involve for their club side in Europe.
On this note we take a look at these Nigeria players abroad who were in action in Europe as regards to their performance.

Nigeria and Chelsea forward Victor Moses came on to replace Brazilian play maker William in the 77th minute and scored in the 89th minute to make it 3-0 against Burnley while team mate and Anglo- Nigerian defender Oluwaola Aina was on the bench for the entire duration of the game for Chelsea.
Jordon Ibe started and lasted 59th in minute for new club AFC Bournemouth as they drew 1-1 with host crystal palace. Ibe was replaced by Dan Gosling (former Everton player).
Leicester City’s new signing Ahmed Musa came on to replace Marc Albrighton in the 75th minute of the game as his Leicester City side held for in to secure a 2-1 win (their first of the season) over visiting side Swansea City.
Impressive Odion Ighalo failed to find the back of the net against Arsenal but lasted the entire duration of the game with his occasional dribbles in the game while Isaac success made the much awaited EPC debut vs. Arsenal and threaten the Arsenal guards in transition as he came on in the 77nd minute to replace Morocco’s Nordin Amrabat. Odion Ighalo was booked in the 45 minute of the game as Arsenal claimed a vital 3-1 away win at Watford.

Dream Team IV invitee Viv Solomon-Otabor was rooted to the bench for the entire match as his side Birmingham City dispatched visiting side Norwich City 3-0.
Blackburn Rovers midfielder Hope Akpan lasted the distance for Rovers and was looked (Yellow Card) in the 76th minute while Sone Aluko lasted the distance as well for Fulham behind the striker as Tom Cairney last gasp winner in the 90th minute enabled Fulham to a 0-1 away win over host Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
 Anglo-Nigerian talented left Back Jordan Obita (22) came on for Tyler Blackett (from Manchester United) in the 82nd minute to inspire a 0-1 away win over Cardiff City by assisting the only goal in the 89 minute of the game.
Carl Ikeme and Dominic Iorfa (20) lasted the entire duration of the game for Wolverampton Wanderers as they lost 1-0 to Huddersfield Town.
Nedum Onuoha lasted the distance for Queens Park Rangers while teammate Olamide Akinfenwa Shodipo was rooted to the bench for the entire game as Queen Park Rangers defeated host Wigan Athletic 0-1 with Onuoha scoring the winner just 3 minutes after the intermission.

Ramon Azeez lasted the entire duration of the game as Almeria UD lost 2-0 to Real Oviedo. Macaulay Christantus lasted 10 minute of the game due to injury and was replaced by Edgar as his side FC Reus drew 1-1 with Mirandes FC.

Leon Balogun was missing in action while Karin Onisiwo was on from start to finish but was booked in the 89th minute as a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang condemned Mainz 05 to a 2-1 defeat by Dortmund.

Vincent Enyeama as usual lasted the entire duration in goal as Lille Losc drew 1-1 with host Nice FC.

Bartholomew Ogbeche was on the bench for Williem II for the entire match while Abdul Ajagun lasted the distance for Roda JC Kerkrade and was booked in the 90th minute of the game as both side drew goalless (0-0).
 Kenny Otigba (center back) expectedly still missing in action for SC Heerenveen as he joined Kasimpasa in the transfer window (all before while Kingsley Ehizibue lasted 61 minutes and was replace by Max de Boom. He was booked in the 40th minute of the game as SC Heerenveen defeated PEC Zwolle 1-0.
FC Twente forward Chinedu Ede lasted the entire duration of the game as his FC Twente side defeated visiting side Sparta Rotterdam 3-1.

Joseph Akpala was missing for Oostende FC as they defeated visiting side Waasland-Beveren 2-1.

Defensive midfield talent Anderson Esiti was on from start to finish as his Estoril side lost 1-3 to visiting sporting Braga side. Esiti was booked in the 55th minute of the match.

Efe Ambrose was missing in action as Scottish giant Celtic defeated Aberdeen 4-1 Partick Thistle’s Adebayo Azeez lasted 69 minute and was replaced by compatriot David Amoo as they lost 1-2 to visiting side Hearts FC.

Haugesund - Brann: 
Troost-Ekong(No.5) shirt scoring to bring FK Haugesung back into the game against Brann.

William Troost Ekong drew his FK Haugesund side level with a goal in the 45th minute and as they claimed a 3-2 win over visiting Brann side. Ekong lasted the entire duration of the match.


New Kasimpasa signing Kenny Otigba lasted the distance as they drew 1-1 with Adanaspor. Ogenyi Onazi lasted 55 minute for new club. Trabzonspor and was replaced by Matus Bero as they lost 1-0 to host Gaziantepspor.
Nigerian duo of midfielder Fegor Ogude and Anglo-Nigerian defender Brian Idowu lasted the distance while teammate and striker Chuma Anene lasted 73rd minute of the game and was replaced by Anton Shynder as their side Amkar Perm lost 3-0 to host Zenit St. Petersburg.
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