EiE: Onazi stars in Turkey, Iwobi, Onyekuru caged

EiE: Onazi stars in Turkey, Iwobi, Onyekuru caged
Super Eagles vice captain, Ogenyi Onazi, put on a brilliant display in Turkey in what was an otherwise quiet weekend for most of his national team mates like Alex Iwobi and Henry Onyekuru.

Here is how they and others performed for their respective European clubs.

England
Alex Iwobi, Arsenal

Iwobi has not quite been himself recently and lasted just 46 minutes in Arsenal’s laboured 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the Emirates.

Wilfred Ndidi & Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City
Both Ndidi and Iheanacho started in their 2-0 defeat at home to Tottenham on Saturday.

But while Ndidi lasted the 90, Iheanacho was subbed off on 56minutes.

In the English lower division, Stoke City returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Ipswich Town. However, they were without their Nigerian midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, who was suspended for the tie.

Semi Ajayi, Rotherham United
Ajayi played from start to finish as United held their hosts, Sheffield Wednesday to an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Germany
Jamilu Collins, Paderborn

Collins was one of those Super Eagles whose side tasted defeat at the weekend. The left back saw 55 minutes of action but couldn’t help his German second division outfit as they fell 1-0 to Hamburger.

Israel
John Ogu, Hapoel Beer Sheva

Ogu and his Beer Sheva side were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Bnei Sakhnin with Ogu on from start to finish.

Italy
In the Italian Serie A, the stand out performance came from full back, Ola Aina, who is on loan at Torino from English side, Chelsea.

Aina created two chances, had two key passes and completed three dribbles while helping his side to a clean sheet against AC Milan in a goalless affair at San Siro, where he lasted the duration of the match.

At the Stadio Ennio, Joel Obi delivered a solid defensive display to guide his modest side to a valuable point away at Parma.

Playing from start to finish, the midfielder won three tackles, three interceptions and three clearances as they held their hosts to a 1-1 draw.

Portugal
Mikel Agu, Vitoria de Setubal

Agu played against his parent club, Porto, who were too strong for them but they were able to reduce the margin of their loss to just 1-0 with Agu on from start to finish.

Russia
Bryan Idowu, Locomotiv Moscow

Idowu was a spectator for 90 minutes as Lokomotiv sealed a 2-1 victory over FC Orenburg.

Spain
Kenneth Omeruo, Leganes

Omeruo has turned a corner in Spain and continues to find favour at his La Liga side, Leganes. On for 90 minutes, he led his side to a 1-1 draw at home to Getafe.

Samuel Chukwueze, Villarreal
The youngster played for 55 minutes, and showed a glimpse of his huge talent, but he could not help his side as they were beaten 2-3 at home by an Iago Aspas inspired Celta Vigo side.

Francis Uzoho, Elche
Uzoho pulled off a series of good saves to help his Segunda side to a clean sheet following their goalless draw with Sporting Gijon.

Turkey
Henry Onyekuru, Galatasaray

Galatasaray was held to a 2-2 draw at home with Onyekuru superbly caged for the 77 minutes he stayed on the pitch by their visitors, Rizespor.

Ogenyi Onazi, Trabzonspor
The Super Eagles star scored his second goal of the season to help his side to a convincing 3-0 victory over Konyaspor. Onazi’s goal was his side’s third of the evening, capping off a superb performance. He played the duration of the game.

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