Super Eagles’ striker, Brown Ideye finally made his debut for Tianjin Teda on match day two of the Chinese Super League but couldn’t inspire his team to a win, as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Jiangsu Sunning FC.
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Ideye played alongside Super Eagles’ Captain, Mikel John Obi, but neither the striker nor the Central midfielder, who started at the centre back, could alter the score as Tianjin Teda picked their first point of the season.
Still in China but on Sunday, Odion Ighalo who captained his club, Changchun Yatai was again on the losing side as Yatai fell to Guangzhou R&F Junior Urso’s strike in the 85th minute. Ighalo had earlier thrown away a golden chance to put his side ahead after his penalty was saved in the 67th minute.
The Fulham forward was in imperious form as he inspired the side to a 3-1 win at Newcastle. Omatsone set up 16-year-old Ryan Sessegnon twice in the second half as Fulham raced to a 3-0 lead before his 88th minute substitution.
The Nigerian shot-stopper was largely untroubled as Wolverhampton Wanderers comfortably dispatched Rotherham 1-0.
The defender was an unused substitute as Mainz 05 lost 2-1 to Darmdstadt on Saturday.
Aminu Umar was his team’s saviour in the Turkish Super League as he scored a late equaliser to help them split points against Bursaspor. The goal took Umar’s tally this term to three in the league for Osmanlispor. Aminu had replaced Luiz Carlos at the start of the second half before going on to score in the 85th minute of the encounter.
The midfielder was in action as Granada lost later on again, this time to Atletico Madrid. He played all 90 minutes.
The young forward was again left asking for more as he was only introduced on the 90th minute for Kun Aguero by which time City were 2-0 up in the Emirates FA Cup. And he almost got on the score sheet two minutes later but for a last gasp defending that turned the ball out for a corner.
The Arsenal midfielder was an unused substitute as Arsenal made light work of Lincoln in the quarterfinals of the Emirates FA Cup in which they won 5-0.
The winger was in action for 74 minutes as Kasimpasa strolled to a comfortable 2-0 win over Gaziantepspor.
The versatile midfielder put in a good display as Feirense came from behind to beat Vitoria de Setubal in a crunch encounter. But it was Etebo’s replacement, Machado who got the winning goal late on.
Kayode scored the third as Austria Wien defeated Wolfsberger FC 3-0 in the Austrian Bundesliga, thereby increasing his tally to 16 goals in all competitions this season with nine in the league, two in the Austrian Cup and five in the UEFA Europa League.
The game between Gent and KV Mechelen featured six Nigerians in the Belgian Super League on Sunday. Troost-Ekong, Anderson Esiti, Moses Simon and Samuel Kalu all started and played all 90 minutes for Gent who strolled to a 3-0 win over hapless KV Mechelen.
Moses Simon mirrored Chelsea’s Victor Moses, playing from the left wing-back position as Gent lined up in a 3-4-3 formation and provided the team’s first goal of the game. Meanwhile, Samuel Kalu continued his imperious form by bagging the team’s third.
Rabiu Ibrahim was later introduced with a quarter of an hour left. The midfielder is beginning to get more game time, albeit off the bench, lately.
He led the attack for KV Mechelen but was toothless which led to his substitution just after the hour mark.
The forward started and scored Oostende’s second goal as they raced to a 2-0 lead against Standard Liege before they were pegged back in the second half.
In Turkey, Godfrey Oboabona and Bright Edomwonyi completed 90 minutes as Rizespor suffer another defeat that leaves them hanging on the final spot of the relegation places, five points adrift. Nosa Igiebor was introduced at the start of the second half, but even the midfielder couldn’t change the situation.
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