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Europe Wrap: Awurum scores as Iwobi, Nwofor feature

30/09/2016

/ by Obiweluozo Martins
Alex Iwobi in action for Arsenal against Swiss giant FC Basel
It was another midweek action of football where players of different subdivisions were in action in various competitions ranging from the Champions leagues to the Portuguese Segunda division.
In these games across Europe some Nigerians were relatively in action for their respective clubs in Europe. We captured those players who made an appearance for their respective teams.
 On this note we highlight the performance of these Nigerian players abroad across Europe.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Alex Iwobi continued where he left off last weekend with a decent performance that earned him a man of the match performance against Chelsea in the 3-0 win by starting once again alongside Walcott and Mesut Ozil all behind Alexis Sanchez as they defeat FC Basel 2-0 courtesy of Theo Walcott’s brace. He was replaced by Egyptian midfield player Mohammed Elneny in the 70th minute.
Kelechi Iheanacho was on the bench for the entire duration of the game for Manchester City while Celtic defender Efe Ambrose was missing in action and need a change of fortune at the Scottish giant to revive his club and Super Eagles carrier as qualifiers begins in earnest with the Zambia test in Ndola early next month(October). Celtic draw 3-3 with Guardiola’s Manchester City as the visitors drop their first point of the season on the road ahead of their visit to White Hart Lane at the weekend.

PORTUGAL (DIVISION)

Stanley Awurm goal scorer for FC Portimonense in the 3-0 defeat of FC Porto B.

Sodiq Fatai was on from start to finish as Leixoes FC drew (0-0) goalless with visiting side Gil Vincente.
Chidi Osuchukwu was missing in Braga B match day squad while Aves FC midfield player Femi Emmanuel Balogun (23) came on in the 58th minute to replace Alexandre Guedes as Braga B drew 2-2 with Aves FC.
Nigeria forward Stanley Awurum (26) was a super-sub as he replaced Pires in the 82nd minute of the game and added more gloss to the score line as he scored in the 90th minutes to give Portimonense a 3-0 win over visiting FC Porto B side which featured talented central defender Chidozie Awaziem for the entire duration of the game.

IN FINLAND
Nigeria and KUPS defender Azubuike Egwuekwe lasted the entire duration of the game while Paul Onobi was rooted to the bench as they lost to host club Seinaejoen JK courtesy of Rospe Riski 74th minutes solitary goal.

IN SLOVAKIA
As Trencin Nigerians like striker Uche Nwofor, Samuel Kalu, started for AS Trencin while defender Christopher Udeh and Aliko Bala were from the substitute bench as AS Trencin claimed a vital 0-1 away win at host Velky Meder FC in the Slovakia Cup.
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