It was a mixed outing for Nigerian players on matchday two of the 2018/2019 UEFA Europa League, with Alex Iwobi the top standout performer as he again bagged his second assist for Arsenal this season while former U-17 forward Samuel Chukweze made his first senior start for Villarreal.
However, Victor Moses again was not deemed good enough for a start against lowly rated Mol Vidi with Stephen Odey and Uche Agbo impressing for their club sides.
Alex Iwobi: The Eagles’ winger started his second Europa League game of the season, creating the assist for Arsenal’s second goal when he set up Emile Smith to put the Gunners 2-0 up.
The Nigerian was on for 74 minutes, having a game rating of 7.4, completing 84% of his passes and winning 7 of his 14 duels contested.
Victor Moses: Despite making his second Premier League appearance of the season against Liverpool last Saturday, Moses returned to the bench for the visit of Vidi and was introduced with just 16 minutes left as the Blues edged out their opponents 1-0.
Stephen Odey: The former MFM striker started his second consecutive game in the Europa League, impressing in FC Zurich’s 1-0 win against Lodogorets.
Odey played for 82 minutes before been substituted, having a game rating of 6.4, completing 88% of his passes and was fouled four times.
Samuel Chukwueze: The 19-year-old forward made his first professional start for Spanish giants Villarreal in their entertaining 3-3 draw away at Spartak Moscow.
Chukwueze who was on for 71 minutes before been replaced by Santi Carzola, had a game rating of 6.4, completing 90% of his passes, winning 3 duels and making 1 interception.
Uche Agbo: The Eagles’ midfielder started his first Europa League match of the season helping Standard Liege to a 2-1 victory at home to Akhisarspor.
Agbo was on for 76 minutes before being replaced by Paul-Jose Mpoku. He had a game rating of 6.6, completing 86% of his passes, made 3 clearances and 2 interceptions.
Samuel Kalu: He was on for the entire match duration but could not inspire Bordeaux to victory as they fell 1-0 at home to FC Kobenhaven leaving Bordeaux without a win in two games.
Francis Amuzu: The Nigerian was on for the entire match duration for Anderlecht as they fell 2-0 at home to Dinamo Zagreb.
Amuzu had a game rating of 7.0, completing 91% of his passes, winning 8 of his 11 duels and made 2 clearances.