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How did Nigerians fare around the world this weekend?

KweséESPN reviews the weekend performance of Nigerian players across the European leagues.


Despite starring against Newcastle United last weekend, Victor Moses was only a second-half substitute for Chelsea against West Ham United in a game where the champions were humbled in a 1-0 away defeat.

Isaac Success made a long overdue return from an injury layoff to Watford's matchday squad, and was an unused substitute in a 1-0 away loss to Burnley.

Wilfred Ndidi continues to excel in Leicester City's midfield. The leggy midfielder completed a 16th successive Premier League game and provided an assist in the Foxes' 3-2 away win against Newcastle United.


Ola Aina and his Hull City teammates handed new manager Nigel Adkins a winning start to his managerial reign at the KCOM Stadium, defeating Brentford 3-2.

The versatile defender was utilised on the right side of an attacking-midfield three behind a central striker, and was booked in the second half.


Orji Okonkwo was a 73rd-minute substitute for Bologna in a 2-1 defeat at AC Milan.


Victor Osimhen was a 90th-minute substitute for Wolfsburg in a 0-0 draw against Hamburg, while teammate Felix Uduokhai played the full game.

Leon Balogun put in an impressive 90-minute shift for Mainz 05 who secured an impressive 2-2 draw at RasenBallsport Leipzig.


Bartholomew Ogbeche scored for a fourth successive league game for Willem II who were held to a 1-1 draw at home to NAC Breda.

Tyronne Ebuehi was back after serving a one-match ban in the ADO Den Haag lineup in a 3-2 away win against FC Twente.

Kelechi Nwakali was in action for 67 minutes of VVV-Venlo's entertaining 2-2 draw away to SC Heerenveen.


Uche Agbo was on the losing side when Standard Liege lost 3-1 away to Waasland-Beveren, while Joseph Akpala was a second-half substitute for Oostende who lost 1-0 at home to KV Mechelen.

Taiwo Awoniyi could not find any success leading the Royal Excel Mouscron attack as they were defeated 1-0 against Royal Antwerp.

Moses Simon and Simon Kalu both made the Gent starting lineup and were subbed in the second half of a 2-1 loss against Kortrijk who boasted Abdul Ajagun.

Elsewhere, Dennis Bonaventure was introduced in the 73rd minute of Club Brugge's 3-1 home victory against Lokeren.

Henry Onyekuru grabbed a consolation goal for Anderlecht in a shocking 3-1 home defeat to Sporting Charleroi.

Kingsley Madu was an unused substitute for Zulte-Waregem who drew 1-1 away at St.Truiden.


Alhassan Ibrahim was on for 73 minutes of Austria Wien's 1-0 away loss to Altach.


Stephen Odey scored his first professional goal in Europe, netting for FC Zurich in an eventual 2-1 home loss to Luzern.


William Troost-Ekong was back in the Bursaspor defence, but he could not prevent a 1-0 home defeat to Fenerbahce.

Kenneth Omeruo, Samuel Eduok and Ogenyi Onazi all made the starting line-ups of their respective teams, Kasimpasa and Trabzonspor which ended 3-0 in favour of the Black Sea Storm.

Azubuike Okechukwu and Sincere Seth both featured for Yeni Malatyaspor in a 3-2 home defeat by Goztepe.

Okechukwu lasted the distance, while Seth was a second-half substitute.

Raheem Lawal was in action for 79 minutes, while Aminu Umar failed to get any game time for Osmanlispor who triumphed 3-0 at home to Alanyaspor.


Abdullahi Shehu played the entire match for Anorthosis who came from behind to earn a 2-1 home win against Alki Oroklinis.


Brian Idowu and Fegor Ogude were both on the losing side for Amkar who lost 3-1 at home to FC Krasnodar.

Aaron Samuel was an unused substitute for CSKA Moscow who suffered a 3-0 defeat against Spartak Moscow in the Moscow derby.

Sylvester Igboun played the full match and was yellow carded on the dot of regulation time for FC Ufa who lost 1-0 against FC Rostov.


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