Following the FIFA international window, Nigerian players plying their trades in Europe topflight league made some top performances for their various clubs over the weekend.
In the Italian Serie A, Nigerian marksman Victor Osimhen registered his first official goal for Napoli in a five goal thriller game match against Atalanta. The former Lille forward scored the last goal at the 43rd minute following a David Ospina long assist, but not until Hirving Lozano’s first half brace and Matteo Politano’s goal gave an early edge, such that Sam Lammers second half goal could not redeem the Gian Gasperini-led side.
However, Simeon Nwankwo gave an early lead for Crotone through the penalty against Juventus, but Alvaro Morata’s 21st goal forced the match into a stalemate.
In the Belgian league, Paul Onuachu was on target for Genk against Sporting Charleroi, as he broke the deadlock at the 25th minute. Though, Burundi’s hitman Sadio Berahino cancelled out the Genk early lead at the 48th minute, Joakim Pedersen crowned Domenico Oliver’s men effort by making the difference in victory at the 63rd minute of regulation playing time.
Also in Belgium, Club Brugge were victorious over Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht after three unreplied goals were scored by Krepin Diatta, Hans Vanaken and Ruud Williems. Nigeria’s Emmanuel Dennis and David Okereke were up for the victorious Philippe Clement-led side.
In Russia, Chidera Ekuje was also on target for CSKA Moscow against Dinamo Moscow. The 22 year old Nigerian scored his goal three minute after Konstantin scored in the 51st minute of the match. Igor Diveev 67th goal consolidate Viktor Goncharenk-led side victory, as such that Aleksander Kulch’s goal could not turn the Dinamo Moscow to victory.
As Victor Moses played his debut match for Spartak Moscow against Khimki, Brain Idowu found the back of the net for Khimki but Spartak Moscow had an edge beating Khimki three goals to two.
In the week seven of the Ligue 1, Josh Maja’s 83rd goal could not save Bordeaux from the defeat spearheaded by the Olympique Marseille. Goals from Pablo Castro, Jordan Amav and Florian Thauvin were all Marseille had to gun down Jean Louis Gasset-led side.