Eagles in Europe: No stopping red-hot Onuachu, Osimhen 

Eagles in Europe: No stopping red-hot Onuachu, Osimhen 

Super Eagles duo of Paul Onuachu and Victor Osimhen will take some stopping after another impressive goal-scoring performance at the weekend. 

Eagles in Europe, EiE, was left impressed and excited as both forwards inspired their clubs to important victories in Belgium and Italy respectively. 

Four days after his first brace of the season, Onuachu followed up with his first hattrick of the season as he led Genk to a comprehensive 3-0 demolition of RFC Seraing at home. 

Two of the goals arrived in the space of two first half minutes,  in the 42nd and 44th minutes before the giant striker sealed the hattrick from the spot four minutes into the second half. 

The goals took his tally to nine goals in eight league matches this season for Genk and 11goals in all competitions. 

In Italy,  Victor Osimhen also continued his rich vein of form with another goal for Napoli, his fourth of the season in just five Serie A matches. 

Osimhen opened the scoring in Napoli’s 2-0 win at home over Cagliari to take his club back to the top of the table. 

The goals were his fifth and sixth in his last four matches and also ensured he has now scored or assisted a goal in each of his last four games for the club. 

France based Moses Simon is another Super Eagles forward in impressive form at the moment. After some solid creative displays that have seen him record five assists this season in the Ligue 1, Simon finally scored his first goal of the season on Sunday. 

With his club Nantes 1-0 down, the Super Eagles winger equalised on 62 minutes but it was not enough to earn them a share of the spoils as their hosts Reims went on to score two late goals to seal all three points.

Simon has now scored or assisted six goals in eight Ligue 1 games this season for Nantes. 

Alex Iwobi played for 89 minutes as Everton returned to winning ways thanks to a 2-0 win over Norwich City in the English Premier League.  

Senior man Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench to help Leicester City complete a remarkable comeback at home to Burnley. 

Burnley led 1-2lat the break before Iheanacho came on just after the hour mark. He would provide the killer pass for Vardy five minutes from time to earn the Foxes a share of the spoils. 

His compatriot Wilfred Ndidi was also on the pitch from start to finish and was involved in the build up to that Vardy equaliser. 

It was a quiet weekend for the Super Eagles trio of William Troost-Ekong, Oghenekaro Etebo and Dennis Emmanuel at Watford. 

All three tasted action for Watford but only Troost-Ekong played from start to finish as Emmanuel lasted 75 minutes while Etebo played 15 minutes after coming on as a late substitute. 

Frank Onyeka was on the pitch for 68 minutes as Brentford held Liverpool to an impressive 3-3 draw in what was an enthralling encounter. 

It was defeat for Jamilu Collins and Paderborn at home to Kiel in the German Bundesliga 2, while Cyriel Dessers came off the bench once again to score for Feyenoord in the Eredivisie. 

Dessers netted the last goal of the day in added time as Feyenoord thrashed NEC 5-3. It was his second goal in three matches. 

Joe Aribo’s second goal of the season handed champions Rangers a narrow 0-1 win at Dundee, a game Leon Balogun was listed for on Saturday. 

There was no clean sheet for Kenneth Omeruo but he impressed in Leganes’ 1-2 away win at Mirandes in the Spanish second division. He made 9 recoveries,  won four aerial duels, 100% of his tackles and played from start to finish. 

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