Eagles in flight
Another weekend ended with round of matches played across the globe. Here’s a roundup of key Super Eagles’ performers.
Olympiacos were 2-0 winners at home to AE Larissa on Saturday with Ideye scoring his team’s second goal to move his tally to 13 league goals in 19 appearances this season.
The defender was an unused substitute in Belgian side, Gent’s 0-1 home loss to 13th placed Eupenon Sunday.
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He was introduced in the 46th minute of Gent’s 0-1 loss to Eupen.
The third Nigerian international in Gent that played all 90 minutes in the defeat to Eupen.
The midfield enforcer was on hand for all 90 minutes in Trabzonspor’s 1-0 win.
The Arsenal midfielder proved to be a handful for Hull City defenders in their lunchtime Premier League clash on Saturday. Arsenal ran home 2-0 winners at the end.
The winger, who has found joy playing as Chelsea’s first choice right wing-back, was impressive in Chelsea’s draw at Burnley and set-up Pedro for Chelsea’s opener before he was substituted later on as Antonio Conte opted for a more attacking Willian.
The goalkeeper was in goal as Wolverhampton Wanderers lost 0-1 to leaders Newcastle United. The leaders were pegged back for most part of the game but they did enough to beat Ikeme.
The defensive midfielder continues to rake in playing time at Leicester City, this time, playing all 90 minutes in Leicester’s 0-2 loss at the Liberty Stadium to Swansea.
The forward is still struggling to break into Leicester’s starting lineup. He was an unused substitute even as they struggled to a loss against Swansea on Sunday.
The winger was constantly a menace to Wigan’s backline from the blast of the whistle as Fulham came from behind to win 3-2.
Erstwhile Super Eagle’s midfielder, Joel Obi started and put in a decent performance in Torino’s 5-3 home win over Pescara. He wasn’t among the goals scorers.
He missed Hapoel Beer Sheva’s win due to accumulated yellow cards. But his team came from behind to win 2-1 and strengthened their hold on the top spot.
The Akwa Ibom-born lad was introduced in the 65th minute of Blackburn’s 1-1 draw at Rotherham United.
He was an unused substitute in Sporting Gijon’s 6-pointer win over Leganes.
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