EiE: Semi Ajayi and Paul Onuachu amongst the goals

EiE: Semi Ajayi and Paul Onuachu amongst the goals

Talented centre back, Semi Ajayi, and Paul Onuachu were the only Super Eagles players to register their names on the score sheets during the weekend with three others grabbing assists.

Eagles in Europe takes you through a review of all Super Eagles players at the weekend in their various European clubs.

Ajayi made it goal number two for the season as West Bromwich Albion came from behind to see off Huddersfield Town 4-2 at home.

WBA twice came from behind to level the score, before goals from Matthew Philips and Ajayi’s bullet header sealed a fourth win of the season for them on Sunday.

He (Ajayi) completed the most passes (64), 100% tackles, and won three aerial duels in the six-goal thriller.

Meanwhile, it was a weekend of assists for some other Super Eagles star led by newly capped Joe Aribo.

Aribo, who hit the bar earlier in the game with a powerful header, assisted the fourth goal of the day for Rangers, scored by former Premier League star, Jermaine Defoe.

Victor Osimhen also picked up an assist, his first of the season as LOSC Lille played out a 1-1 at Reims.

Osimhen provided the killer pass for his teammate, Jonathan Kone to open the scoring on Sunday, but it was not enough to earn them all three points as the spoils were shared.

However, it was a brilliant outing for the young defender who not only lasted the 90 minutes bug also was at his creative best after he created three chances and two key passes.

Samuel Chukwueze continued his new bench role at the weekend but this time, he came off it to prove decisive for his side, Villarreal who made it two wins in two.

Despite being on the pitch for just 24 second-half minutes, Chukwueze was able to create two chances, one key pass, two take-on and shots.

One of those chances was a superb delivery for fellow substitute, Javier Ontiveros to seal the three points against Real Valladolid.

The duo of Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem were in action for Leganes as they picked up a valuable point at Valencia.

While Omeruo was on from start to finish, Awaziem came on from the bench for 33 minutes.

Elsewhere, Josh Maja continued to show he may be a more effective player for Bordeaux than his national teammate, Samuel Kalu.

Maja was a second-half substitute in the 2-2 draw at home to Brest but matched Kalu’s contributions in just 25 minutes.

Maja created one chance and one key pass same as Kalu who was on the pitch for 82 minutes.

Still in the French Ligue 1, Henry Onyekuru hasn’t had the best of times since his move to former champions, AS Monaco.

If was a 15-minute outing for him at the weekend when they were held to a goalless draw by Reims.

Nantes lost 2-1at Strasbourg with Moses Simon on the pitch from start to finish. He did, however, complete the most dribbles (2) in the match, creating one chance and a key pass.

Moving to the Serie A where Ola Aina‘s Torino lost 1-0 at Sampdoria. Aina played for just over an hour, creating a chance, one key pass, 100% tackles won and one interception.

Jamilu Collins’s Paderborn suffered a 2-1 defeat at Hertha Berlin with the Nigerian fullback lasting the duration of the match.

He won the most tackles (4) in the match, created one chance, one key pass and two interceptions.

In Belgium, Emmanuel Dennis failed to add to his two goals this season as he was caged for 56 minutes in a 2-1 home win for his club, Club Brugge against giants, Anderlecht.

Paul Onuachu scored his second of the season to help Genk to a comfortable 3-1 victory over Oostende on Saturday.

Onuachu’s goal came just before the break but was substituted on 76 minutes. He has now scored 2 in just three games for Genk.

Finally, in the English Premier League, only the duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho celebrated a win.

Ndidi’s Leicester City defeated Tottenham 2-1 on Saturday, with the defensive midfielder featuring from start to finish.

He won two tackles and three interceptions while his compatriot, Iheanacho, was not even listed at all.

Alex Iwobi and Everton were 0-2 losers at home to PL newbies, Sheffield United. Iwobi managed just 35 minutes of action as a second-half substitute.

In the Championship, Oghenekaro Etebo featured for 90 minutes as Stoke City played out a 0-0 draw at Brentford.

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