Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi continued his outstanding performance this season at the Emirates as Leicester City defeated Arsenal on Saturday.
EiE reviews the performances of Super Eagles players in Europe just before they set out for the second international break of the season.
Ndidi led the way this weekend with a superb display at the Emirates to help Leicester move up to second in the Premier League.
The defensive midfielder was an immovable force in midfield for the Foxes, completing the most take-ons (3), winning the most tackles (7), had five (5) recoveries, two clearances and three (3) aerial duels won.
Ndidi also showed his creative side with one chance created and one key pass, while hitting the woodwork once in their 2-0 win over the Gunners at King Power.
Alex Iwobi saw just 16 minutes of action as Everton returned to winning ways at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Iwobi came off the bench to create one chance, one key pass and complete 100% of his dribbles in a 1-2 victory over Southampton.
Leon Balogun was an unused player at Old Trafford, where Brighton and Hove Albion suffered a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United.
Victor Osimhen was caged for 90 minutes by visitors, Metz in a 0-0 draw at Lille.
Samuel Kalu failed to inspire Bordeaux as they also were held to a 1-1 draw by Nice. Kalu played for just 20 minutes.
Moses Simon was largely anonymous for 90 minutes as Nantes were put 2-3 to the sword at home by their visitors, Saint-Etienne.
Jamilu Collins and Paderborn may have to start preparing for life in the lower division once again after a 0-1 defeat at home by Augsburg.
Collins was on from start to finish, completing the most dribbles, while adding three interceptions and three tackles.
In the Serie A, Torino thrashed Brescia 0-4 away from home with Ola Aina having a very good game.
Aina created two chances, two key passes, had one interception and one tackle.
William Troost-Ekong kept a clean sheet as Udinese and SPAL played out a goalless affair on Sunday.
Elsewhere, Kenneth Omeruo was the only Super Eagle on the pitch as Leganes snatched a point at Real Sociedad.
Omeruo played for 90 minutes but picked up a yellow card while Chidozie Awaziem was an unused substitute in the 1-1 draw.
A wasteful Villarreal side suffered a 3-1 hammering at Real Mallorca after failing to make use of any of four chances created and four key passes by the lively Samuel Chukwueze.
Chukwueze started on the bench before coming on before the start of the second half, but his team mates failed to convert any of the chances.
Dennis Bonaventure featured for 35 minutes after coming off the bench in Club Brugges’ 1-2 win at Royal Antwerp, while Paul Onuachu was not listed for Gent’s 2-0 win at Genk.
Finally, Joe Aribo was on target as Rangers defeated Livingston 0-2 away. The Super Eagle opened the scoring for Rangers before he was substituted with three minutes left to play.