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Europa: Iwobi Subbed On In Arsenal Away Win; Odey Stars In FC Zurich Home Win As Kalu’s Bordeaux Lose At Home

Europa: Iwobi Subbed On In Arsenal Away Win; Odey Stars In  FC Zurich Home Win As Kalu’s Bordeaux Lose  At Home

By Adeboye Amosu:
Super Eagles winger, Alex Iwobi, made his second Europa League appearance this season for Arsenal who defeated Azerbaijani outfit, Qarabag 2-0 in their Group E encounter at the Baki Olympic Stadium, Baku on Thursday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Iwobi, who starred in the Gunners 2-0 Premier League win against Watford last Saturday was replaced by Frenchman, Alexander Lacazette in the 71st minute.

Sokratis Papastathoupoulos, Smith Rowe and Matteo Guendouzi got the goals for the Gunners in the encounter.

At the Stade Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux, Nigeria winger, Samuel Kalu was on for 90 minutes as his French club, FC Bordeaux fell to a 2-1 home defeat against Danish side, FC Copenhagen.

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Pieros Soteriou put Copenhagen ahead three minutes before the break, while Younousse Sankhare equalised for the hosts six minutes from time.

Robert Skov however netted the winning goal for the visitors two minutes into stoppage time.

Former MFM forward, Steven Odey was on for 82 minutes in Swiss side, FC Zurich 1-0 home win against Bulgaria’s Ludogogrets at the Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich.

Gudlagur Victor netted the winning goal for Zurich eight minutes from time.

Astana 2 – 0 Rennes
Bayer Leverkusen 4 – 2 AEK Larnaca
Zürich 1 – 0 Ludogorets
Rosenborg 1 – 3 RB Leipzig
Salzburg 3 – 1 Celtic
Bordeaux 1 – 2 København
Zenit 1 – 0 Slavia Praha
Fenerbahçe 2 – 0 Spartak Trnava
Anderlecht 0 – 2 Dinamo Zagreb
Vorskla 1 – 2 Sporting CP
Qarabağ 0 – 3 Arsenal
Real Betis 3 – 0 F91 Dudelange
Milan 3 – 1 Olympiakos Piraeus

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  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Good game from Iwobi and a nice assist. Another observation is our new Samuel Kalu I think that guy is overhyped like most of our wingers who possess a lot of speed but the end product is zero except for the born again Musa! I don’t know if I’m the only one observing this.

  • Iwobi knows his team mates and have been playing and training together for more than 5 years, they’ve developed an understanding.

    The left and right wing Onyekuru and Kalu are playing in New clubs and it’ll take time for their coaches to understand their play and how to deploy them effectively.

    They cannot make assists and shoe goals every match. Sometimes they stretch the play and pull defenders out of position to enable other attacking players find space.
    If they score 10 goals and or 5 assists (one goal/assist every 3 or 4 games) in the first season from the wings (not Central striker oh who’s measure is by goals scored), then they will have done well.