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Euro Round-Up: Odey Ends Goal Drought Of 5-Games; Simy, Onyeka Also On Target; Onyekuru Makes Assist

Euro Round-Up: Odey Ends Goal Drought Of 5-Games; Simy, Onyeka Also On Target; Onyekuru Makes Assist

Stephen Odey ended his goal drought of five games for his Swiss club, FC Zurich who came from a goal down to beat Xamax 2-1 in Sunday’s league clash reports Completesports.com.

Odey who last scored a league goal for FC Zurich in their 3-1 loss to FC St. Gallen struck the winner for his side in the 76th minute of the game after Benjamin Kololli’s goal had cancelled out Pietro Di Nardo
opener for Xamax in the 55th minute.


In the Italian Serie B, Simy Nwankwo scored his ninth league goal for Crotone in their 2-2 draw at home to Lecce.

The Nigerian international gave the hosts the lead after six minutes but strikes from Andrea Tabanelli three minutes later and another from Andrea Tabanelli in the 25th minute gave Lecce a 2-1 lead until
Ahmad Benali salvaged a points for Crotone.

Zenith Ziva

Nwankwo has now scored four goals in his last five league games for Crotone.

William Troost-Ekong made his 28th Serie A appearance for Udinese who lost 4-2 away to Napoli on Sunday. It was their second straight loss in the Serie A. Udinese are one point ahead of the relegation

In Spain, Samuel Chukwueze made his 10th La Liga start for Villarreal in their 3-1 home win over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

Samuel Chukwueze played for 84 minutes before he was replaced for Pablo Fornals. Capped once by the Super Eagles of Nigeria, the 19-year-old has scored three league goals in 19 league game.

In the Segunda division, Ramon Azeez came on for Angel Montoro in the 75th minute of Granada’s goalless draw away at Almeria, his former team.

Azeez has featured three times since he joined the club from Lugo.

In Turkey, Abdullahi Shehu made his eight league appearance for Bursaspor who lost 3-2 to Henry Onyekuru’s Galatasaray on Sunday.

Onyekuru, currently the fourth top scorer in the Super Lig has scored 11 goals in 23 league appearances for Galatasaray provided an assist for Sofiane Feghouli to score the winner.

The 21-year-old was replaced in the 90th minute by Sinan Gumus.

Frank Onyeka celebrates his goal against SonderjyskE

In Denmark,Frank Onyeka scored his second league goal for FC Midtjylland who beat Sonderjysk 2-1 in a Superliga clash.

His compatriots Paul Onuachu and Riliwan Hassan also featured in the encounter. While Onuachu played the entire duration of the game Rilwan Hassan replaced Awer Mabil with six minutes left to play.

By Johnny Edward.

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  • My team of the week ending 17/03/2019

    Last one before the international break starting once the matches today end.


    Only one on show and local. Lobi Stars Olufemi Kayode gets the nod based on stats and by virtue of higher competition plus clean sheet over the other local keepers.
    Coincidentally Francis Uzoho has not made an appearance between the sticks or even on the bench since his medical cert fiasco

    Jamilu Collins at left back, providing an assist in their 3:1 win league game, Shehu Abdullahi at Right back owing to Ola Aina being sent off in the dying minutes of Torino’s league game. Central pairing of Awaziem and Omeruo (who also gets a one match suspension in the Spanish league owing to him picking up his 5th yellow card of the season). Balogun did not feature and Troost got battered by Napoli.


    The Semi Ajayi show continues, three goals this week and the only question was “who partners him”? Ndidi gets the priviledge. I also moved Onyekuru into central midfield (2 goals one assist) to make way for Nwakaeme of Trabzonspor on the left wing. Right wing sees Orji Okonkwo open his account for Montreal Impact (on loan from Bologna) and a fantastic rating of 8.3.

    Striker sees Sikiru Alimi take center stage with two goals for Lobi Stars as they beat ASEC in their final game in the CAF Champions league.

    Other news:
    Goals also for:
    Victor Osimhen
    Bright Osayi-Samuels
    Peter Olayinka (plus an assist)
    David Okereke
    Simy Nwankwo
    Stephen Odey
    Plus assist for Victor Moses

    All in all a great week for our players, disappointment for Aina and Omeruo who will serve suspensions when they return from international duty, Etebo returning from injury to play with Stoke city and a return to the bench for Ibrahim Muazzam Alhassan of CD Nacional.
    Awoniyi got yhe better of Bonaventure in the Belgian premier league match between Brugge and Mouscron (although neither scored).

    We look forward to the under 23 match on Wednesday between Nigeria and Tunisia and the AFCON match on Saturday between Nigeria and the Seychelles, plus the next week reyurn match for the under 23 as well as the friendly between Nigeria and Egypt (friendly???)

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    In  another’ news,Rohr has called up injured Effiong from Akwa United
    To replace Ola Aina.

  • Gritty 3 years ago

    Victor Simhen scored on Sunday for Sporting Chalerion. kudos