How Nigerians fared in Europe this weekend
KweséESPN reviews the weekend performances of Nigerian players across the top European leagues.
In the Premier League, Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi maintained his good start to the season in an eventual 2-1 home loss to Liverpool. The midfielder had a 83.6 percent pass accuracy, and won three aerial duels.
Compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho played a decisive role as a second half- substitute for the Foxes. The forward's persistence paid off as he dispossessed goalkeeper Alisson of the ball, providing the assist for Leicester's goal.
In the Championship, Oghenekaro Etebo was in action for 81 minutes, but couldn't prevent a third loss of the season for Stoke City, who were beaten 2-1 away at West Bromwich Albion.
New Super Eagles invitee Semi Ajayi started second successive league in a defensive midfield role for Rotherham United, who lost 1-0 at Wigan Athletic.
Eberechi Eze played the entire match for QPR in a 0-0 away draw at Birmingham City. Viv Solomon-Otabor was introduced off the bench for the final 22 minutes for the hosts.
In Italy, defender William Troost-Ekong played the full 90 minutes again for Udinese in a 1-0 away loss at Fiorentina.
Joel Obi made his first start of the season for Chievo Verona, playing 82 minutes on a day the Flying Donkeys were held to a goalless home draw by Empoli.
In Germany's Bundesliga 2, left-back Jamilu Collins limped off injured in the final six minutes of Paderborn's 2-2 home draw against Vfl Bochum.
In France, Samuel Kalu earned a third successive league start for Bordeaux, who lost 2-0 away at Rennes.
Sheyi Ojo, who is on a season-long loan from Liverpool, played the final 12 minutes on his Reims debut, an eventual 1-0 home defeat against Montpellier.
In Belgium, Dennis Bonaventure hit target in the 37th-minute for champions Club Brugge, who emerged 5-2 winners away at Zulte-Waregem.
In Scotland, Efe Ambrose played the entire match for Hibernian, who lost 2-1 away at Livingston.
In Portugal, Kelechi Nwakali was fielded for 77 minutes and Musa Yahaya was subbed off at half-time in FC Porto B's 2-1 home win against Academico de Viseu.
In Turkey, Ogenyi Onazi opened the scoring for Trabzonspor in the third minute, while forward Anthony Nwakaeme hit a first-half brace on his first league start as they trounced Galatasaray 4-0, who paraded Henry Onyekuru for 81 minutes.
Emem Eduok started his fourth successive league game for table-toppers Kasimpasa, playing 73 minutes in a 2-1 home victory against Ankaragucu.
Aminu Umar was on from start to finish for Rizespor, who suffered a 2-1 away loss at Antalyaspor.
Sincere Seth played the full match duration of Yeni Malatyaspor's 1-0 home loss to Konyaspor.
In Switzerland, stand-by Super Eagles invitee Blessing Eleke found the back of the net in the 84th minute of Luzern's 2-1 comeback win against Grasshopper.
Stephen Odey was fielded for the entire match for FC Zurich, who lost 1-0 away at Lugano.
In Russia, Fegor Ogude was cautioned in the 77th minute of FK Yenisey Krasnoyarsk's goalless home draw against FC Arsenal Tula.
In Israel, John Ogu netted the solitary goal for Hapoel Beer Sheva in a 1-1 home draw against Maccabi Tel Aviv.
In Czech Republic, Ubong Ekpai was introduced in the 60th minute of Viktoria Plzen's 4-0 away loss at Slavia Prague.