EiE: Ndidi in potential World Cup blow, Simy on target again

EiE: Ndidi in potential World Cup blow, Simy on target again

It is another weekend of our regular look at Eagles in Europe. A journey through the European leagues where the Super Eagles’ players ply their trades.

England
Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City

Ndidi and his international manager Gernort Rohr will be hoping the injury that saw him limp off in the second half of his side’s thumbing 5-0 defeat at Crystal Palace is not serious.

The 21-year-old started for the Foxes, but was replaced in the 51st by Aleksandar dragovic, with the former champions already 2-0 down, after picking up a hamstring injury.

Ndidi’s compatriot, Iheanacho also started for Leicester, but was on the pitch for only 46minutes.

Victor Moses, Chelsea
Dethroned defending champions of the PL, Chelsea were with their Nigerian wingback, Victor Moses, for their successful trip to the Liberty Stadium.

Moses was on from start to finish, putting up an above average performance and picked up a yellow card, as the Blues secured a hard-fought 1-0 win against Swansea City.

Ola Aina, Hull City
It was a bad day at the office for Hull City and Ola Aina, who were beaten at home by their visitors Cardiff City at the KCOM stadium.

Aina lasted the duration of the game with the away side running away with a 2-0 win.

Alex Iwobi, Arsenal
Playmaker, Alex Iwobi, was one of Arsenal’s best players in a dramatic game against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

With an eye on their Europa League semifinal second leg match at Atletico Madrid, Iwobi was handed a start and he put up a good display as a Marouane Fellaini late header denied the Gunners a point.

France
Chidozie Awaziem, Nantes

Young defender, Awaziem, was a mere spectator in Nantes’ 2-0 defeat at Lyon in the French Ligue 1.
Germany

Leon Balogun, Mainz 05
Central defender, Balogun missed Mainz’s 3-0 win over RB Leipzig, as he continues to recover from a rib injury.
Italy

Joel Obi, Torino
Joel Obi was another player who missed his side’s game this weekend due to an injury, as he was not listed in Torino’s 1-0 loss to SSC Lazio.

Spain
Oghenekaro Etebo, Las Palmas

Etebo picked up his second booking of the season as his relegated La Liga outfit, Las Palmas, held theor host Espanyol to a 1-1.
Etebo lasted the 90minutes in what was his 12th game of the season since joining the side in January.

Francis Uzoho, Deportivo Fabril
Goalkeeper, Uzoho helped his side to a win, keeping a clean sheet as his Spanish second division team, Deportivo defeated their hosts, Rapido De Bouzas.

Belgium
Simon Moses, Gent & Uche Agbo, Standard Liege

It was a battle between two Super Eagles stars when Simon’s Gent hosted Uche’s Liege in the Belgian first division playoffs.

Both players started the game, but neither finished as Simon was on for 71 minutes while Uche had just 45minutes of action

However, despite Simon providing the assist for Gent’s opener, Uche’s Liege eventually ran out 3-1 winners on the day.

Netherlands
Tyronne Ebuehi, ADO Den Haag

Dutch born Ebuehi was absent as his Eredivisie side, ADO, played out an enthralling six-goal thriller. ADO were without the injured fullback in their entertaining 3-3 draw with PSV.

Israel
John Ogu, Hapoel Beer Sheva

Israel based midfielder, John Ogu, was on parade as his club side, Beer Sheva played out a 1-1 draw with Bnei Yehuda.

Russia
Ahmed Musa, CSKA Moscow

After his two-goal heroics last week, Musa was expertly caged as CSKA played out a goalless draw at Zenit St. Petersburg, with the on loan Leicester City forward on for the duration of the game.

Bryan Idowu, Amkar Perm
Idowu was also on from start to finish but was unable to help his side to a clean sheet as they lost 2-0 at home to Spartak Moscow.

Turkey
Ogenyi Onazi, Trabzonspor

After missing his team’s match the last time, Super Eagles assistant captain, Ogenyi Onazi, made a triumphant return to his side’s starting eleven,.

Ogenyi lasted the 90, helping his side to return to winning ways with a 2-1 win over their host, Antalyasor.

Kenneth Omeruo, Kasimpasa
On loan Chelsea defender, Omeruo was on parade and suffered humiliation with his team, Kasimpasa, who were thrashed 4-1 by giants, Fenerbahce on Saturday.

Bonus
Simy Nwankwo, Crotone

For the second week in a row, Simy Nwankwo finds himself in our bonus column as he continues to push harder for a call up to the national team, after finding himself on target again.

Simy netted his side’s second and fourth goals as they defeated Sassuolo 4-1 in a Serie A match. It’s the third successive week he has scored, taking his tally for the season to five goals.

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