EiE: Osimhen, Iwobi, Ogu star in productive weekend

EiE: Osimhen, Iwobi, Ogu star in productive weekend

Super Eagles trio of Victor Osimhen, Alex Iwobi and John Ogu, were in superb form at the weekend as the European season begins to wind down.

Three of them lead this week’s EaglesinEurope (EiE) review of Super Eagles players in their respective European clubs.

In Belgium, Osimhen scored his 16th of the season as Sporting Charleroi continued their brilliant run in the playoffs with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Beershot Wilrijk.

Osimhen netted he club’s second goal of the game for his fourth goal in six playoffs matches.

For Ogu, he gave Hapoel Beer Sheva fans a taste of what they will miss as he gets set to leave the club at the end of the current season.

Ogu produced two excellent assists as Sheva saw off Bnei Yehuda 3-2 away from home.

Back to England, where the 2018/2019 season came to a climax with Super Eagles duo of Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi finishing on a high.

Iwobi assisted two goals as Arsenal picked all three points at Burnley, while Ndidi ended his campaign with a goalless draw against Chelsea at home.

Iwobi, who played from start to finish, created the most chances (7) at Turf Moor, completing two take-ons and winning one tackle.

For Ndidi, he made four interceptions and won one tackle in the 66 minutes he spent on the pitch.

At the Vicarage road, Watford were thrashed 4-1 by West Ham United but the Hornets were without their Nigerian attacker, Isaac Success, who was an unused substitute.

Another Super Eagle who missed his side’s thrashing was Leon Balogun of Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Seagulls suffered a 4-1 mulling from Manchester City, with Balogun not even listed for the last game of the season.

In Italy, Torino are now within two points of a place in Europe after a 3-2 victory over Sassuolo on Sunday.

However, they were without Ola Aina, who was not listed as they battled to all three points.

William Troost-Ekong and Udinese improved their chances of escaping the drop with an important win at Frosinone.

Troost-Ekong was on the pitch for 76 minutes, winning three aerial duels, and one interception in a 3-1 win.

For the Super Eagles contingents in the Spanish La Liga, it was a weekend of mixed fortunes.

While the duo of Moses Simon and Samuel Chukwueze enjoyed wins with their clubs, same cannot be said of Kenneth Omeruo.

Levante defeated Getafe 2-1 away with Simon on the bench for 90 minutes while Chukwueze’s Villarreal saw off Eibar 1-0 with the 19-year-old displaying his immense potential once again.

Chukwueze, who could miss the AFCON2019 in Egypt, completed the most dribbles (5), created the most chances (3) and won 100% of his tackles.

Meanwhile, despite an impressive performance so far on loan, it was a sad day for Omeruo and Leganes, as they went down 2-0 at home to Espanyol.

Jamilu Collins and Paderborn are battling really hard to be in the Bundesliga next season after another superb win.

Paderborn put four goals past Hamburger in a 4-1 victory which Collins featured from start to finish, winning the most tackles (3) on the pitch.

It was goal number 14 for Paul Onuachu in Denmark in Midjtylland’s 4-0 demolition of FC Copenhagen. He feature for 67 minutes.

Finally, in the battle between two Super Eagles youngsters, Henry Onyekuru and Chidozie Awaziem, it was the former who came out on top.

Onyekuru grabbed his fourth assist of that campaign as Galatasaray ran away with a 3-2 win over Awaziem’s Rizespor.

Onyekuru provided the assist for the opening goal of the game scored by another African, Sofiane Feghouli.

Both Onyekuru and Awaziem were on the pitch for the duration of the game.

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