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Europe Wrap: Simon, Owoeri, Henty on target as Etebo, Nwakali features


/ by Obiweluozo Martins

Moses Simon goal scorer for Gent in 2-2 draw with Belgian Giant Anderlecht.

It was a scintillating weekend of action around Europe as various club took on each other in various sub division across Europe.
As expected Nigerian players were not left out in the peak of the action as some of them made telling contribution for the benefits of their various teams while some failed to lift their side from defeat as the case maybe. We captured thee Nigerian exports in the mid of the football action in Europe.
 On this note we highlight the performance of Nigerian players abroad in their various clubs in Europe.

Manchester City prodigy Kelechi Iheanacho was on the bench for the entire duration of the game as the Etihad side defeated West Ham United 3-1 courtesy of a brace from English record signing Raheem Sterling.

Former Youth International Midfielder Uche Henry Agbo lasted the entire duration of the game as his side Granada suffer a whopping 5-1 defeat in the hands of La Liga host La Palmas who was inspired by Ghanaian new signing Kevin Prince Boateng.

Joel Chukwuma Obi was rooted to the bench for the entire duration of the game as his Torino side defeated visiting Bologna side 5-1. As Roma and Dream Team VI forward Umar Sadiq was on the bench for the entire duration of the game while compatriot and youthful defender Nura Abdullahi was not listed in Roma match day squad as they drew 2-2 with Italian side (host) Cagliari.

Elderson Echiejile was not listed in AS Monaco match day squad as they defeated arch-rivals PSG (Paris Saint Germain) 3-1.

Fred Friday lasted 77th minute of the game and was replaced by Wonter Weghorst. He play an assist for his team mate Alizera Jahanbakhsh in the 73rd minute to complete the scoring as AZ Alkmaar won 2-0 over the visiting NEC Nijmegen side.
Tyronne Ebuehi was on the bench for the entire duration of the game as his ADO Don Haag side drew 1-1 with Heracles.

Gent star Moses Simon lasted the entire duration of the game and scored a wonder strike to give Giant a life line in the game after Anderlecht took the lead from the penalty spot Simon scored in 21st minutes as the game between both sides ended two goal a piece (2-2).
Wilfred (Onyinye) Ndidi was surprising missing from Genk line up as his Gent side claimed a 1-0 win over Zulte-Waregem courtesy of Alejandro Pozuelo solitary strike in the 80th minute.

The trio of Michael Uchebo, Uche Nwofor and Gabriel Reuben were all missing in action for Boavista as the modest side drew 2-2 with visiting side Chaves FC.
Youthful FC Porto center back Chidozie Awaziem was missing in Porto main match day squad as the lost 2-1 to rivals and host Sporting Lisbon.
Oghenekaro Etebo lasted the entire duration of the game at the left side of the attack as his team Feirense FC lost to host Rio Ave 1-0.
Chidozie Awaziem picked up a red card in the 34th minute of the game as his FC Porto B side lost 3-1 to host Freamunde in Division one. Academica midfielder Obiora Nwankwo was missing in action while Shehu Abdullahi was also missing for his club side Uniao da Madeira as Academica defeated Uniao de Madeira 1-0 in the match.
Leixoes midfield player Sodiq Olamilekan Fatai (20) was on from start to finish as his side beat visiting Varzim FC side 3-0 in the match, Chidi Osuchukwu missing in action for Braga B side as they defeated visiting side Famalicao 3-0.

Samuel Adegbenro lasted the entire duration of the game for Viking FC while Lillestroem Innocent Bonke made a late comes appearance at 90th minutes to replace Thomas Malec, Ifeanyi Matthew was on the bench for the entire duration of the game for Lillestroem as Viking FC and the visiting Lillestroem side drew 2-2. Chidiebere Nwakali saw 90 minutes of action as his IK start side lost 2-0 to host Bodoe/Glimt.
Anglo-Nigerian (Norway-born) midfield player Ohi Anthony Omoijuanfo lasted the entire duration of the match on the bench as his FS Stabaek side drew 1-1 with host Sogndal FC.
Michael Junior Omoh came at 65th minute to replace Daniel Bjoernkvist and made an assist for forward Maic Sema in the 83rd minute to earn his side Oerebro a 3-2 win over Falkenbergs FF.
Former flying Eagles forward John Owoeri was in action for his side Haecken FC for 81 minute of the game and was replaced by Adam Anderson. John Owoeri was on target for his side in the 73rd minute and was booked in the 79 minutes while Alhaji Gero came on for Oestersund FK to replace Curtis Edwards in the 71st minute of the game as Haecken FC claimed a 3-1 win in the game.
John Chibuike came on for AIK FC to replace Amin Affare in the 69th minute while teammate Chinedu Obasi started in attack and was replaced at the 69th minute with Alexander Isak but Dickson Etuhu was confound on the bench as their side AIK drew (0-0) goalless with Hammarby.
Nigerian midfielder Monday James lasted the entire duration of the game as his side IFK Gothenburg defeated Helsingborg 2-0.
HIK Taye Taiwo was missing in action while teammate Nnamdi Oduamadi featured for the entire duration of the game, for KUPs FC Nigerian trio of defender Azubuike Egwuekwe and striker Gbolaham Faud Salami and Aliyu Abubakar lasted the entire duration of the match while teammate Paul Onobi was rooted to the bench for the entire duration of the match and HJK defeat visiting KUFS side 1-0.
Olarenwaju Kayode came on for his side Austria Wien in the 83rd minute to replace Ognjen Vukojevic as they held host Ried 1-1.
Musa Mohammed was missing for his Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir as they defeated host Buraspor 0-2 away from home.
Rizespor defender Godfrey Oboabona lasted the distance as his Rizespor side fell 3-0 to host Karabukspor.
Aminu Umar was in action for Osmanlispor FK for 73 minute and was replaced by team mate and compatriot Raheem Lawal as Osmanlispor FK drew 2-2 with visiting side Genclebirligi FC.
Emmanuel Emenike was in action for 67 minutes for Fenerbahce and was replaced by Brazilian striker Fernando. Fenerbahce drew 3-3 with the visiting Turkish side Kayserispor FC.
Nigeria forward Austin Amutu came on to replace Eren Tozlu in the 86th minute of the game while teammate Sunday Mba lasted the entire duration of the game with Azubuike Okechukwu not listed in Yeni Malatyaspor match day squad as their side defeated visiting Samsunspor side 1-0. Solomon David Abwo was on target in the 72nd minute of the game to seal a 1-0 home win for his Turkish side Giresunspor over the visiting Balikespirspor. He was on for the entire match.
Yusuf Otubanjo was on target for his FC Zilina side in the 22nd minute as they defeated as Trencin 4-0.
He lasted 79th minutes of the game as he was replaced by Momodou Cessay while Trencin trio of Samuel Kalu, Kingsley Madu and Aliko Bala started the game with Bala making way for Rabiu Ibrahim in the 26 minutes of the game due to injury while teammate Leonard Chisom Johnson came on for Jakub Paur in the 77th minute of the match.
Lokomotive Moscow’s Striker Ezekiel Henty in contention with an opponent.
Ezekiel Henty lasted 86 minute of the game for Lokomotive Moscow and was replaced by Petar Skuletic. Henty scored the winner in the 56th minute to give Lokomotive a 2-1 away win over host FC Krasnodar.

Nigeria and Levski Sofia forward Tunde Adeniji was in action for the entire 90 minutes of the game as his Levski Sofia side defeated visiting Vereya FC 4-0.
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