Super Eagles youngster, Victor Osimhen, had a debut to remember in the French Uber Eats Ligue 1 as Eagles in Europe, EiE, makes a return for the 2019/2020 season. I review his performance and those of a few other Super Eagles players plying their trade in Europe during the weekend.
Osimhen off to a flyer in France
The 20-year-old grabbed a memorable debut for his new side, LOSC Lille, following a man of the match display against Nantes on Sunday.
Osimhen, who played the duration of the game, netted a brace in his first-ever Ligue 1 match as Lille picked up a 2-1 win over Nantes in their opening game of the season.
C'est ce qu'on appelle des débuts (très) réussis ! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/vIhbF4lxaq
— LOSC (@losclive) August 11, 2019
He had four shots, 26 touches, completed one take-on and one key pass in an excellent display in front of his home fans at Stade-Pierre.
Samuel Kalu was not so lucky as Bordeaux fell to a 3-1 defeat at Angers with Kalu on from start to finish. He created one chance, had one key pass and completed an incredible six take-ons.
Elsewhere in Europe, Jamilu Collins was a spectator as Paderborn progressed to the next round in the German DFB Pokal after a 4-2 defeat of Rodinghausen via penalty shootout. He was an unused substitute.
It was another no-show for a Super Eagles player in Denmark, this time, the giant Paul Onuachu who was not even listed for Midtjylland successful trip to Horsens.
In Portugal, fit again right back, Tyronne Ebuehi was also not listed as Benfica dispatched Pacos de Ferreira 5-0 ad home. AFCON2019 star, Chidozie Awaziem, was also not listed for Porto, who fell 2-1 at Gil Vincente.
The 20-year-old grabbed a memorable debut for his new side, LOSC Lille, following a man of the match display against Nantes on Sunday. Osimhen, who played the duration of the game, netted a brace in his first-ever Ligue 1 match as Lille picked up a 2-1 win over Nantes in their opening game of the season.
For the Super Eagles contingent in England led by Leicester City duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, their English Premier League season got off with a point at home to Wolves.
While Ndidi featured from start to finish, Iheanacho as back to the bench where he watched the game for 90 minutes.
Brighton and Hove Albion shocked Watford 0-3 away from home but did so without the Oyinbo Wall member, Leon Balogun, while Watford’s Isaac Success came off the bench for a 15-minute cameo.
Everton were without their new star, Alex Iwobi for the trip to Crystal Palace after the Super Eagle was registered late following his last-minute transfer from Arsenal.
In the Championship, Stoke City were 3-1 losers at Charlton Athletic with Oghenekaro Etebo not listed for the game.
West Brom Albion were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Millwall with Semi Ajayi on for 90 minutes, picking up a yellow card.