EiE: Troost-Ekong, Osimhen, Chukwueze star on Euro return

EiE: Troost-Ekong, Osimhen, Chukwueze star on Euro return

Super Eagles trio of William Troost-Ekong, Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze put on superb displays as club football returned to the fore following a successful international break.

Here is Eagles in Europe‘s recap of their performances and those of their team mates in Europe.

Belgium
Victor Osimhen. Sporting Charleroi

Despite playing for just 20 minutes, Osimhen proved why Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr continues to show more faith in him with a very solid performance for his Belgian side.

Osimhen came off the bench in the 70th minute to grab his fifth goal of the season, when he scored his side’s third goal in their 4-2 win at Lokeren.

At the American Express stadium, it was a battle between Leon Balogun‘s Brighton & Hove Albion and the duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City.

While all three started on the bench, only Ndidi and Iheanacho tasted any form of action as both played for 48 and 20 minutes respectively in their 1-1 draw, while Balogun was as usual, a spectator.

Alex Iwobi, Arsenal
Iwobi and his Arsenal team mates were visitors at the Vitality stadium, where they were hosted by Bournemouth. For the 82 minutes he spent on the pitch, Iwobi was heavily involved in everything good the Gunners did.

He played a key role in the build up to their goals as they defeated the Cherries 2-1.

Semi Ajayi, Rotterdam United
Ajayi was on from start to finish as Rotterdam were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Sheffield United in the English second division.

Oghenekaro Etebo, Stoke City
Etebo was not listed in Stoke City’s team that drew 2-2 at home to Queens Park Rangers

In the Ligue 1, Samuel Kalu featured for 16minutes after dropping to the bench in their goalless affair at Dijon in France.

Jamilu Collins, Paderborn
Collins retained his place in the Paderborn starting team, playing from start to finish as they overran fellow Bundesliga II side, FC Heidenhiem 5-1.

Italy
William Troost-Ekong, Udinese
Ekong was one of the star players as Udinese narrowly defeated AS Roma 1-0 in the Serie A. The “Oyinbo Wall” member made 13 clearances, winning four aerial duels to help his side keep a clean sheet against a talented  Roma side.

He played his 13th game of the season and was on for the duration of the match.

At the Stadio San Paolo, Joel Obi started and played for 65minutes as his Chievo Verona side managed a credible point following a goalless draw against SSC Napoli.

Russia
Bryan Idowu, Lokomotiv Moscow

Idowu’s Lokomotiv lost 2-1 at home to Ural but they were without their Nigerian import, who watched on from the substitute bench for 90minutes.

Spain
Kenneth Omeruo, Leganes

With seven clearances and five headed duels won, Kenneth was immovable in the heart of defense for Leganes, helping them to not just a clean sheet but a 1-0 victory over Deportivo Alaves, while playing for the duration of the game.

Moses Simon, Levante
Simon was on the bench from start to finish as Levante went, saw and picked a point after a 2-2 draw at Huesca.

Samuel Chukwueze, Villarreal
Chukwueze has continued from where he stopped before the break, as he was narrowly denied man of the match in game against Real Betis

The Super Eagles new sensation lasted the duration of the game, scoring the decisive second goal which secured all three points for the Yellow Submarine in a 2-1 win.

Turkey
Ogenyi Onazi, Trabzonspor

Onazi lasted the 90, picking up a yellow card as Trabzonspor defeated giants Fenerbahce 2-1.

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