EiE: Aribo, Osimhen on target as Ndidi lose 

EiE: Aribo, Osimhen on target as Ndidi lose 

Nigerian duo of Joe Aribo and Victor Osimhen led the way at the weekend as it continues to monitor the performances of Super Eagles players in Europe.

Aribo scored his second of the season for Rangers as they defeated Hibernian 0-3 away in the Scottish league.

The goal was the second of the day, a beautifully struck left-footed strike to the top corner to double the advantage for Steve Gerrard’s men.

The new Super Eagles sensation has now scored or assisted seven goals in 15 appearances this season in the SPL for Rangers.

He was on the pitch for 75 minutes before he was substituted.

Osimhen is enjoying himself in France after he netted his tenth goal of the season for his Ligue 1 side, LOSC Lille.

The 20-year-old opened the scoring against a Henry Onyekuru-less Monaco side, before going on to suffer a 5-1 demolition from their host.

But on a personal note, it was another good day in front of goal for Osimhen, who has now finally scored his first away goal of the season in Ligue with that goal.

Also, the goal means he becomes just the fifth Nigerian to score 10 goals in the Ligue 1.

Elsewhere in France, it was a 1-2 loss at home for Moses Simon and Nantes to Angers with Simon having a relatively quiet game this time.

For Samuel Kalu and Josh Maja, it was also a defeat at Rennes for their club, Bordeaux. Kalu created two chances, made two key passes and was also superb off the ball with four interceptions and one aerial duel won.

But it was not enough to earn them at least a point. Kalu was on from start to finish, while Bordeaux was without the injured Maja.

Udinese enjoyed a win for the first time in five matches with William Troost-Ekong on from start to finish.

Ekong made seven clearances as they defeated their visitors Cagliari 2-1.

Ola Aina‘s Torino lost at home to SPAL with the fullback on for the duration of the game. He completed three dribbles, won one tackle and interception.

In LaLiga, Ramon Azeez watched on the bench for 90 minutes as Granada lost 3-0 at Eibar, while the duo of Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem enjoyed a 2-1 win over Espanyol with Leganes.

Both defenders played from start to finish, helping their club to a clean sheet as Omeruo won three tackles (the most in the game), and three interceptions in addition to Awaziem’s two tackles won, and three interceptions. Awaziem was also booked in the game.

Jamilu Collins picked up his second assist of the season as he helped Paderborn to a 2-1 win at home over Frankfurt in Germany.

Collins assisted the opening goal as he created two chances, one key pass, while winning three tackles, two interceptions and getting a yellow card.

Dennis Bonaventure scored for Club Brugge in their 1-1 draw at Gent, while Paul Onuachu fired blank for 63 minutes as Genk lost 2-0 to Anderlecht.

Finally, in England, Alex Iwobi and his Everton teammates welcomed new manager, Carlo Ancelotti with an uninspiring goalless affair with Arsenal at Goodison Park with the Nigerian playmaker leaving the pitch on 11 minutes with a hamstring injury.

At the Etihad, Wilfred Ndidi and Leicester City were humbled by a devastating Manchester City side, who won 3-1 despite the away side taking the lead.

In the lower Skybet, Semi Ajayi and West Brom Albion had their stride halted by Brentford who held them to a 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns with Ajayi on from start to finish.

 

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