EiE: Onyekuru, Iwobi, Kalu back amongst the goals

EiE: Onyekuru, Iwobi, Kalu back amongst the goals

It was a wonderful weekend for three Super Eagles players, Henry Onyekuru, Alex Iwobi and Samuel Kalu, who all rediscovered their scoring boots.

The trio were amongst the best performers for their respective clubs, but there were not the only ones who glowed for their European teams.

Iwobi, Ndidi and Iheanacho back to winning ways in England

In the English Premier League, it was a good day at the office for three Super Eagles as Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho and their clubs returned to winning ways.

At the Emirates stadium, Iwobi featured for just 12 minutes as Arsenal defeated Burnley 3-1 thanks to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brace.

Ndidi and Iheanacho enjoyed a memorable outing against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with both players tasting action.

Ndidi, who was a doubt for that game, played from start to finish, picking up a yellow card while Iheanacho had a cameo after playing for just six minutes.

Elsewhere in the PL, a member of the ‘Oyibo Wall’, Leon Balogun, retained his place at the heart of Brighton & Hove Albion defense, but was unable to stop the Seagulls from falling to a 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth.

Balogun started and completed that encounter for the third consecutive time.

Still in the PL, Isaac Success, didn’t have a chance to really effect their game as Watford picked up a valuable 2-0 win at West Ham. He came on as a substitute on 86minutes.

Meanwhile, in the English second division, Oghenekaro Etebo returned to the match day squad of Stoke City after his suspension ended.

However, he was a spectator as the Potters won 1-0 at home to Millwall.

France
Samuel Kalu, Bordeaux

Kalu scored his second goal of the season in Ligue 1 to rescue a point for his club side, Bordeaux. It was his first goal for the club in all competitions since his strike for them back in September 16.

He lasted the duration of the game.

Germany
Jamilu Collins, Paderborn

It was a goal fest for Collins and his German side as they played out an eight-goal thriller with Darmstadt. That tie ended 6-2 with the left back on for 90minutes.

Omeruo shines in La Liga, Simon continues bench role

Kenneth Omeruo put in a man of the match performance at the weekend as his Leganes side secured a deserved draw against Sevilla.

Playing from start to finish, the Chelsea loanee posted 11 clearances, four interceptions, two aerial duels and one tackle to help his side earn a 1-1 draw.

For the first time since November 9, Moses Simon finally saw some minutes for his Levante side. He played for 12 minutes, coming on as a substitute on 78minutes as they lost 2-1 at Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

It was just his fifth match of the season, with just a goal to his name.

In the Segunda division, goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, played his sixth game of the season for Elche but was unable to keep a clean sheet, conceding twice in a 2-2 draw with Almeria.

Super Eagles Serie A stars in Draw-fest

It was a weekend of draws for the Super Eagles players in Serie A, as neither enjoyed a victory.William Troost-Ekong‘s Udinese were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Frosinone, while the duo of Ola Aina and Joel Obi saw their teams, Torino and Chievo Verona, also held to 1-1 draws by Sassuolo and Inter respectively.

Of the three, Troost-Ekong, who has seven clearances, seven aerial duels and one interception and Aina last the duration of their games, with Obi an unused substitute.

Portugal
Mikel Agu, Vitoria Setubal

Agu and his team suffered a 2-0 loss at home to Santa Clara with the defensive midfielder playing from start to finish.

Turkey
It was joy again for Onyekuru, who finallyscored for his Turkish side, Galatasaray. Onyekuru last scored for Gala in a 3-0 victory over Kayserispor back in November 10, when he netted a brace.

Like that day, the 22-year-old ended his drought with yet another brace, this time against Sivasspor, to lead his side to a 4-2 win. He has now scored six times in the Turkish league.

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