EiE: Simy Nwankwo, Osimhen continue form in the Serie A

EiE: Simy Nwankwo, Osimhen continue form in the Serie A

Simy Nwankwo and Victor Osimhen won’t stop scoring following another goalscoring performance at the weekend in the Serie A. Both players headline this weekend’s EiE review of Super Eagles players and how they fared for their respective European clubs. 

In a head to head battle on Saturday between Napoli and Crotone, Simy once again showed he is one of the best players this season in Italy when he netted a brace, his third brace in the last five matches for Crotone. 

However, like his last brace against Lazio, the goals failed to guarantee a win for his side as Osimhen,  who won’t be outshone as he scored his fourth of the season, helped Napoli overcome Simy and Crotone 4-3 at the end. 

The goals took Simy’s tally to 15 goals this season, a feat no Nigerian has ever managed in the Serie A. 

Moving to LaLiga where Samuel Chukwueze played for 27 minutes after coming on in the second half as Villarreal thrashed their host Granada 3-0. 

Moses Simon played from start to finish but couldn’t stop Nantes from losing 1-2 at home to Nice in the French Ligue 1, while Samuel Kalu remains injured at Bordeaux. 

For the Super Eagles in the popular English Premier League,  it was a weekend to forget indeed. 

Seniorman Kelechi Iheanacho failed to celebrate PL player of the month award as Manchester City ruined the party with a 2-0 win on Saturday.  

Kelz played for 72 minutes, with his compatriot and partner, Wilfried Ndidi on for 83 minutes. 

Ola Aina and Fulham conceded a late defeat to Aston Villa despite leading for most part of the game. 

With Aina on thr pitch, the Cottagers looked destined for three valuable points but allowed that slip away as Villa scored three late goals in the final 12 minutes for a 3-1 win. 

And in the Championship, it seems Watford and William Troost-Ekong are destined for PL football after another giant step was taken on Friday with a 1-0 home win over Sheffield Wednesday. Troost-Ekong featured for 90 minutes. 

Tyronne Ebuehi‘s return to club football from international break ended in a defeat after FC Twente suffered a 1-2 loss at home to Vitesse in Holland. He played from start to finish.

Maduka Okoye celebrated a win with Sparta Rotterdam but their was no clean sheet for him as he conceded twice in their 3-2 win at home to Zwolle. 

Defenders, Chidozie Awaziem and Zaidu Sanusi enjoyed wins in Portugal with their respective teams. Awaziem’s Boavista defetaed Belenense 2-0, while FC Porto and Sanusi claimed a 2-1 over Santa Clara. 

However, only Awaziem was on the pitch from start to finish, Sanusi was an unused substitute. 

Hatayspor handed Oghenekaro Etebo and Henry Onyekuru a weekend to forget following a 3-0 humiliation on Sunday. Onyekuru played for 82 minutes while Etebo lasted the 90. 

It was FA Cup weekend in Scotland but Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo were made to watch on the bench as the Scottish champions sailed past a helpless Cove Rangers 4-0.

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