EiE: Super Eagles stars in quiet return, Onuachu, Osimhen shine

EiE: Super Eagles stars in quiet return, Onuachu, Osimhen shine

Super Eagles players returned to their respective clubs after a very successful international break, but were outshone by compatriots, Paul Onuachu and Victor Osimihen.

Here is a recap of performances from those of them based in Europe at weekend.

In England, only Oghenekaro Etebo’s Stoke City was in action but without the all-action midfielder playing a part in their 1-0 defeat to Birmingham City. Etebo was not listed for that tie.

France
Samuel Kalu, Bordeaux

Kalu failed to inspire his Ligue 1 outfit, Bordeaux despite playing for over an hour as Montpellier defeated them 2-0.

Germany
Jamilu Collins, Paderborn

The talented left back played for 90minutes and helped his German second division side to a clean sheet after their goalless affair with Union Berlin.

Israel
John Ogu, Hapoel Beer Sheva

Defensive midfielder, Ogu was on from start to finish, helping his side to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Hapoel Raanana.

Italy
William Troost-Ekong, Udinese

An unforgettable day for Troost-Ekong and his Serie A side, Udinese, who were at the receiving end of a 3-0 pounding at home to SSC Napoli with Ekong on from start to finish.

Ola Aina, Torino
Aina was an unused substitute in Torino’s entertaining 2-2 draw with Bologna.

Joel Obi, Chievo Verona
Obi was not listed as Chievo suffered a humiliating 5-1 demolition in the hands of Atalanta.

Simy Nwankwo, Crotone
The lanky striker, Simy, played for 20minutes after coming on as a 70th minute substitute as his side secured a 2-1 win over Calcio Padova in the Italian Serie B.

Spain
Moses Simon, Levante

Simon was a spectator, watching from the bench for 90minutes as Levante left Bernabeu with all three points following a famous 2-1 win over giants, Real Madrid.

Kenneth Omeruo, Leganes
Omeruo lasted 70 minutes in Leganes’ 1-1 draw at Valencia. Leganes were leading 0-1 when the on loan Chelsea star was substituted for Raul Garcia with 20 minutes left to play.

Francis Uzoho, Elche
Goalkeeper Uzoho kept his first clean sheet of the season as Elche ensured Malaga left as they arrived, without a point, after a 2-0 victory. Uzoho was on from start to finish.

Russia
Bryan Idowu, Lokomotiv Moscow

Idowu was an unused substitute as Lokomotiv defeated FC Rostov 2-1.

Turkey
Henry Onyekuru, Galatasaray & Shehu Abdullahi, Bursaspor

It was Onyekuru’s Galatasaray against Abdullahi’s Bursaspor at the weekend but both sides were without their Nigerian imports in a game that ended 1-1.

Onyekuru was not listed by his side, while Abdullahi’s absence may be as a result of the injury he picked up while on international duty with Nigeria.

Meanwhile, with Super Eagles players failing to really impress, two of their compatriots put on solid displays for their respective clubs in Denmark and Belgium as our Bonus section makes a return.

Paul Onuachu of Midtylland and Victor Osimhen of Belgian side,

Both forwards were in superb form, Onuachu took his tally for the season to seven goals after he netted a brilliant hattrick for his side in their 4-1 win over Nordsjaelland.

He has now been involved in 13goals (10goals and three assists) in 18 appearances.

For Osimhen, he helped himself to a brace in Sporting Charleroi’s 3-2 victory over Zulte Waregem. Those goals mean the 19-year-old has now scored four goals in just six outings.

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