Nigerians abroad: Iyede, Orban, Tijani on target; Iwobi injured; Oguns, Bamgboye, Ujah impress
Soccernet.ng brings you an exhilarating roundup of Nigerian football stars who illuminated European clubs on Sunday
In Armenia, Tenton Yenne scored twice in Ararat-Armenia’s impressive 4-1 away win against West Armenia.
In another top-flight clash, Yusuf Otubanjo netted Pyunik’s sole goal in a 1-1 draw with Urartu.
In the Belgian First Division A, the Nigerian duo of Gift Orban and Jordan Torunarigha found the net to help KAA Gent secure a 2-2 draw from a two-goal deficit.
Raphael Onyedika was influential in midfield as Club Brugge forced a crushing 7 – 1 defeat down the throat of RWDM.
Yira Sor and Tolu Arokodare featured from the start as toothless KRC Genk battled to a goalless draw with Sporting Charleroi.
Victory Beniangba came off the bench to clinch a remarkable 5-2 victory for KRC Genk II against Francs Borains in the Challenger Pro League.
In the Chinese League One, 37-year-old Kingksey Onuegbu was on the scoresheet for Dongguan United as they fought from behind to clinch a 1-2 away victory at Jiangxi Lushan.
Over to the Czech Republic elite division, where České Budějovice triumphed 3-0 against Bohemians 1905, with Quadri Adediran among the scorers.
Muhamed Tijani’s goal granted Slavia Prague a 1-0 victory over his former employer, Baník Ostrava.
In England’s Premier League, Alex Iwobi suffered an injury and was substituted as Everton faced a crushing 0-4 defeat against Aston Villa.
Over to France, where Terem Moffi and OGC Nice made the trip to face the Nigerian star’s former, Lorient, but could only come away with a 1-1 draw. Bonke Innocent featured for the home team.
In another Ligue 1 clash at the Decathlon Arena, Moses Simon started for Nantes, but they were defeated 2-0 by their hosts Lille.
Elsewhere in the German 2. Bundesliga, Anthony Ujah provided the assist for Eintracht Braunschweig’s winning goal against Schalke O4.
William Troost-Ekong was a solid presence in defence for PAOK as they handed Asteras Tripolis a 3-0 thrashing in a Greek Super League 1 meeting.
Over to Italy, where Ademola Lookman featured in Atalanta’s perfect Serie A start, a 2-0 win over Sassuolo.
It was not such a good day for Isaac Success, though, as he came off the bench for Udinese in their disappointing 0-3 loss to Juventus.
19-year-old Super Eagles-eligible defender Michael Kayode shone like a million stars on his Serie A debut as he helped Fiorentina crush Genoa 4-1 away from home.
In Moldovan Super Liga, David Ankeye scored for Sheriff in a dominant 5-0 win against Dacia-Buiucani.
Also in the Romanian Liga I, Funsho Bamgboye assisted Rapid’s crucial second goal in their hard-fought 3-1 victory over FCV Farul Constanţa.
The evening ended on a disappointing note for Victor Moses in the Russian Premier League as his Spartak Moscow stumbled to a 1 – 3 home defeat at the hands of visiting Zenit.
In the Ukrainian Premier League, Samson Iyede scored the crucial winning goal in the 90th minute as Chornomorets edged to a 3 – 2 triumph over Dinamo Kyiv.
Over to the United States’ NWSL, where Super Falcons striker Ifeoma Onumonu assisted Gotham FC’s late consolation goal in a 2-1 away defeat to San Diego Wave.
In the Venezuelan Primera Division, Ade Oguns claimed an assist as his Caracas side played out a thrilling 2-2 draw away to Metropolitanos.