The German Bundesliga made an emotional return to football in Europe for the first time in two months amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, with three Nigerians in action on Saturday, AOIFootball.com reports.
At the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf, Eagles left-back Jamilu Collins was hoping to earn a first League win since January as his bottom-placed Paderborn went in search of a desperate win to boost their survival hopes.
But despite dominating play in terms of possession and attempts, the hosts failed to find the breakthrough as Collins and his side came away with a valuable away point in their quest for safety.
The 25-year-old produced a sublime performance for the visitors as he finished the game with a rating of 6.4, making one clearance and tackle, winning 3 duels and completing 73% of his passes.
Similarly, at the Red Bull Arena, League hopefuls RB Leipzig suffered a setback in their quest to clinch the Bundesliga after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by visiting Freiburg, with former England youth international Ademola Lookman starting from the bench.
The Eagles hopeful, however, came off the bench at half time for the host whilst they were 1-0 down but they, however, rallied back to level in the second half to snatch a point in the encounter.
Meanwhile, it was a not too good return to football action for German-born Nigerian hopeful Kevin Akpoguma who put through his own goal just before the hour mark as his Hoffenheim lost 3-0 at home to Hertha Berlin.
The former Germany youth captain finished with a game rating of 6.3, made 5 clearances, 2 interceptions, and tackles and also completed 88% of his passe