It has been a day of mixed results for Nigerian players abroad with Benin-born star Isaac Success finding his mojo back in Serie A as Moses Simon was involved in two goals with Nantes.
We begin in Italy at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara as a former BJ Foundation graduate who looks to have got his career back on track after scoring his second Serie A goal against Bologna.
Success also set up Nigerian descent Destiny Udogie in the 2-2 draw, the on-loan Watford forward has now netted two goals and provided seven assists in 20 games appearances for Udinese so far this season.
Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen assisted Dries Mertens’s opener for Napoli, but it was not enough, as three goals in ten minutes from Empoli ensured that the Gli Azzurri ran out 3-2 winners at the Stadio Carlo Castellani.
Tyrone Ebuehi and David Okereke were on the losing side after Atalanta rediscover their scoring touch with Luis Muriel’s goal and two assists to beat 3-1 Venezia and inflict an eighth straight defeat for the Serie A promoted side.
Moses Simon was involved in two goals as Nantes edged Bordeaux 5-3 in a crazy game at the Stade de la Beaujoire.
Terem Moffi & Bonke Innocent were humble by Rennes at Roazhon Park after Lorient conceded five unreply goals in the Ligue 1 encounter on Sunday.
Alex Iwobi’s Everton fell to a painful 2-0 defeat at Liverpool courtesy of Andrew Robertson and Divock Origi’s goals ensured a close gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Former Arsenal man who played the entire game had 34 touches and won three of his seven duels.
The toffees looked like they would get one over their Merseyside rivals after a brilliant first-half performance.
Everton sits 18th, two points behind Burnley, although they have played a game less.
Kelechi Iheanacho, Ademola Lookman & Wilfred Ndidi’s Leicester City played out a goalless draw with Aston Villa at King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Lookman featured for 80 minutes of the clash and Iheanacho was an unused substitute, while Ndidi was missing in action due to a long-time injury.
William Troost-Ekong, Emmanuel Dennis, Samuel Kalu & Ogenekaro Etebo as Four Super Eagles players Watford’s side falls in the hands of the defending champions Manchester City after a 5-1 win over Hornet at Etihad Stadium.
Dennis play in the entire duration, Troost-Ekong sits on the substitute bench throughout, while Kalu and Etebo were not listed in the clash due to various injuries.