EiE: Osimhen, Bonaventure send a warning to Brazil

EiE: Osimhen, Bonaventure send a warning to Brazil

Ahead of the high-profile international friendly with Brazil, there is no stopping Super Eagles duo of Victor Osimhen and Dennis Bonaventure as they continued their brilliant form in front of goal.

EiE reviews the performance of Super Eagles players in their respective European clubs at the weekend with Osimhen and Dennis the obvious stars.

Osimhen proved he is one of the hottest youngsters in Europe at the moment after following up his first Champions League goal in midweek with another goal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

The 20-year-old Super Eagles number 9 was the hero for his club, LOSC Lille, albeit he was booked in the game, as they rescued a point against Nimes at home.

With the away side leading 1-2, Osimhen netted the crucial equaliser on the 80th minute to take his tally to seven goals in nine Ligue 1 matches.

All of Osimhen’s seven goals this season in the Ligue 1 have been scored at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Samuel Kalu was not listed at all as Bordeaux beat Toulouse 1-3 with Josh Maja an unused substitute.

After his two-goal heroics at the Santiago Bernabeu against European powerhouse, Real Madrid, Dennis Bonaventure Emmanuel is another Super Eagle in an incredible rich form.

Bonaventure netted his third of the season and third in his last two matches to help Club Brugge brush aside Gent 4-0 at home in the Belgian Jupiler.

Dennis was on the pitch for 69 minutes before he was substituted for another Nigerian at the club, David Okereke.

Moving on to other Super Eagles star, England is the next stop as Wilfred Ndidi and Leicester City were undone by an injury time penalty against Liverpool.

As usual, Ndidi was on from start to finish, completing the most take-ons (5) and duels (13) in the game with his first yellow card of the season, picked up on 30 minutes the only blemish.

The Foxes lost 2-1, Kelechi Iheanacho was expectedly not considered good enough for the bench.

Alex Iwobi started and finished in Everton’s 1-0 loss at Burnley, creating one chance and completing 100% of his take-ons.

In the Championship, Ogehenekaro Etebo enjoyed a rare attacking role as Stoke City defeated Swansea City 1-2 for their first win since August 13.

Not only did Etebo create most chances (3) and key passes (3) in the match, he was also unfortunate not to get on the score sheet as one of his shots came off the woodwork.

Semi Ajayi and West Bromwich Albion continued their push for promotion with another brilliant outing at the weekend.

WBA beat Cardiff City 4-2 with Ajayi playing the duration of the game.

Jamilu Collins conceded a penalty and missed a late one as Paderborn lost 1-2 at home to Mainz 05.

For our LaLiga quartet of Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Samuel Chukwueze and Ramon Azeez, it ended in tears.

Awaziem played 90 minutes in Leganes’ 1-2 loss at home to Levante while Omeruo was not listed for the game.

Azeez and Granada taken apart 4-2 at the Bernabeu by Real Madrid with the Nigerian 2014 World cup midfielder playing for 51 minutes.

Chukwueze’s Villarreal also failed to register at least a point at the weekend as Osasuna came from a down to win 1-2.

The winger completed that match and created one chance for his teammates.

Fiorentina defeated Udinese 1-0 with William Troost-Ekong on for the duration of the match in the Italian Serie A.

Joe Aribo returned to the Rangers bench after his injury but was a spectator as Steven Gerrard’s men put five goals past Hamilton.

POAK Thessaloniki returned to winning ways after a 1-2 win over their hosts, Asteras Tripolis but were without Super Eagles defensive midfielder, Anderson Esiti, who was an unused substitute.

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