EiE: Super Eagles players caged in Europe

EiE: Super Eagles players caged in Europe

Super Eagles forwards would be hoping to forget this weekend as soon as possible after they all failed to get their names on the score sheets.

Here is how they performed alongside their other colleagues in Europe.

Belgium
Victor Osimhen played for 90minutes but failed to add to his five goals this season as Sporting Charleroi fell to a 2-1 defeat at Oosende.

England
It was an emotional weekend for Leicester City and their Nigerian duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho as they traveled to Wales to face Cardiff City.

The bereaved club, mourning the shocking demise of their owner put aside their sorrows to beat their host 1-0 with just Ndidi on from start to finish. Iheanacho returned to the bench, where he watched for 90minutes.

At Goodison Park, Leon Balogun‘s struggles for game time continued after he watched from the substitute bench as Brighton were soundly beaten 3-1 by Everton.

Isaac Success saw 85 minutes of action before he was replaced in Watford’s shock defeat at Newcastle United. The Hornets were defeated 1-0 by Magpies.

Alex Iwobi played for just 22 minutes in arguably the biggest game of the weekend involving a Super Eagles player. Iwobi came off the bench to help his Arsenal side rescue a point against Liverpool at the Emirates.

With the Reds leading 0-1, Iwobi laid a perfectly weighted through pass for team mate, Alexandre Lacazette, who curled in a beautiful effort to earn the Gunners a deserved point.

A very good performance from Iwobi, who ended the game with two chances created.

Oghenekaro Etebo played the duration of the game as Stoke City were held at home to a goalless draw by Middleborough in the English second division.

France
Samuel Kalu was not listed for Ligue 1 side, Bordeaux in their 1-1 draw at Lyon. Kalu was ruled out due to a slight knock.

Germany
Jamilu Collins played for 79 minutes for his German second division outfit, Paderborn who lost 2-0 at Duisburg. It was the second time in 11 outings that Collins will be substituted.

Israel
John Ogu helped his Israeli champions, Hapoel Beer Sheva to 2-1 win over Hapoel Tel Aviv, playing from start to finish.

Italy
In the Serie A, Ola Aina continued his brilliant form for Torino, playing the duration of the game as they won comfortably at Sampdoria.

Aina assisted Iago Falque who netted his side’s third goal of the evening in Sunday in their 4-1 victory.

William Troost-Ekong, Udinese

The ‘Oyinbo Wall’ member featured from start to finish but could not save his side from keeping a clean sheet, falling 0-1 at home to AC Milan courtesy of a dramatic late goal.

Joel Obi saw 70 minutes of action, picking up a first half booking in Chievo Verona’s 2-0 loss at home to Sassuolo.

Spain

Kenneth Omeruo is beginning to find his feet in Spain after yet another solid display for his La Liga side, Leganes, this time against a very stubborn Atletico Madrid side.

Omeruo, who won two tackles, five headed duels and two interceptions, played from start to finish as Leganes boasted their relegation battle with a deserved point against the capital side.

Moses Simon, Levante
Winger Simon was expectedly absent for his La Liga side, Levante, who held their hosts Villarreal to a 1-1 draw. Simon was not listed for that game as he is currently nursing an injury.

Francis Uzoho, Elche
It was a weekend to forget for Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Uzoho, who conceded five times as Elche was beaten 5-1 by Cadiz in the Spanish Segunda Division

Russia

Bryan Idowu played his fourth game of the season, helping Lokomotiv Moscow to a comfortable 3-1 win over Arsenal Tula in the Russian League. He started and finished the game.

Turkey
Henry Onyekuru made it six Liga matches without a goal for his Turkish side, Galatasaray. He fired blanks in their entertaining 2-2 draw with rivals Fenerbahce despite being on the pitch for 86minutes.

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