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How Nigerians fared in Europe this weekend

KweséESPN reviews the weekend performance of Nigerian players across Europe's top leagues.


Premier League
Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi both played the full 90 minutes were both in Leicester City's 2-1 opening day defeat away at Manchester United. Victor Moses was an 81st-minute substitute for Chelsea, who secured a 3-0 away win at Huddersfield Town to get Maurizio Sarri's reign off to a flying start. Isaac Success played the final 16 minutes of Watford's 2-0 home win against Brighton and Hove Albion at Vicarage Road.

Oghenekaro Etebo played the final 25 minutes on his Stoke City home debut; an eventual 1-1 draw against Brentford. Viv Solomon-Otabor came off the bench in the 76th-minute of Birmingham City's 1-0 away defeat at Middlesbrough.

Alhassan Ibrahim was yellow carded on his league debut for Nacional, who were beaten 4-2 by Braga.

Scotland Forward
Uche Ikpeazu was involved from start to finish in Hearts' 1-0 upset win against Celtic.

Abdul Ajagun featured for 79 minutes of Kortrijk's 3-0 away loss at champions Club Brugge. Highly-rated forward Denis Bonaventure played the final 15 minutes from the bench for the home team. Uche Agbo was subbed off at halftime and received a yellow card in Standard Liege's 0-0 home draw against Cercle Brugge. Taiwo Awoniyi played 71 minutes of Gent's 4-1 home victory against Waasland-Beveren.

Right-back Kingsley Ehizibue played 90 minutes, but ended up on the losing side as PEC Zwolle were beaten 3-2 at home by SC Heerenveen.

Bright Edomwonyi played 65 minutes of Austria Wien's 2-0 away loss at Salzburg.

Dream Team VI left-back Stanley Amuzie played the final nine minutes of Lugano's 2-2 home draw against Grasshopper.

Forward Henry Onyekuru featured for 84 minutes on his league debut for Galatasaray, a 3-1 away victory at Ankaragucu. Olarenwaju Kehinde played the final 11 minutes for Ankaragucu. Aminu Umar played 76 minutes for Rizespor, who lost 3-2 at home to Kasimpasa. Samuel Eduok played for 59 minutes before his substitution for the winning team. William Troost-Ekong opened the scoring for Bursaspor, but ended on the losing side in a 2-1 away defeat at Fenerbahce. Ogenyi Onazi was on from start to finish of Trabzonspor's 2-0 away defeat of Istanbul Basaksehir. Sincere Seth featured for 90 minutes at right-back for Yeni Malatyaspor, who were 3-1 winners away at Goztepe.

Czech Republic
Kehinde Fatai was on for 58 minutes of Slavia Prague's 1-0 away win at Mlada Boleslav.

Stephen Eze played the entire match as Lokomotiv Plovdiv secured a comfortable 3-0 home win against Vereya.


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