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Europa League: Kayode On Target In Sivasspor Home Loss; Chukwueze Provides Assist As Villarreal Win Away

Europa League: Kayode On Target In Sivasspor Home Loss; Chukwueze Provides Assist As Villarreal Win Away

Olanrewaju Kayode got on the score sheet but could not prevent Sivasspor from losing 2-1 to visiting Maccabi Tel Aviv, in Group I of the Europa League on Thursday, Completesports.com reports.

Kayode put Sivasspor 1-0 ahead in the 55th minute before Dan Biton (pen. 69th minute) and Dor Peretz (74th minute) scored for Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Kayode who has now scored two goals in his second Europa League appearance this season, was replaced on 75 minutes.

It was Sivasspor’s second defeat in the group and are third with no points so far.

In the same group, Samuel Chukwueze provided the assist for Villarreal’s second goal in their 3-1 win at Qarabag.

Chukwueze set up Paco Alcacer for his side’s second goal in the 85th minute to put them 2-1 ahead.

The Super Eagles winger was later replaced with four minutes left in the game.

Owusu Kwabena opened scoring for Qarabag in the 78th minute before Yeremi Pino equalised for Villarreal on 80 minutes 

Alcacer made the game safe for the visitors when he converted a 95th minute penalty.

It is now two wins from two games for Villarreal who top the group on six points.

In Group G, Kelechi Iheanacho was introduced for Jamie Vardy with 20 minutes left as Leicester City beat AEK Athens 2-1 in Greece.

It was Iheanacho’s second appearance in the Europa League this campaign.

Vardy put Leicester 1-0 ahead from the penalty spot on 18 minutes while Hamza Choudhury made it 2-0 on 39 minutes.

AEK pulled a goal back through Muamer Tankovic four minutes into the second half.

Leicester are second in the group on six points, same points as leaders SC Braga of Portugal.

Kevin Akpoguma saw 90 minutes of action and helped Hoffenheim beat Gent 4-1 away in Group L.

It was Hoffenheim’s second win after two rounds of games played which place them top on six points.

Red Star and Slovan Liberec both have one point and are second and third respectively.

And in Group K, Chidera Ejuke featured for CSKA in their 0-0 home draw against Dinamo Zagreb.

Ejuke who was on from the start, was later replaced with 15 minutes left in the encounter.

It is now back-to-back draws for CSKA who are second on two points behind leaders Wolfsberger who have four points.

And in other fixtures, Royal Antwerp pipped Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 and AC Milan thrashed Sparta Prague 3-0.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Igbekun Abo 4 years ago

    Kayode Olanrewaju na correct striker.

  • Omo9ja 4 years ago

    Kayode is a complete striker but he will never get a chance to prove his worth under our world class coach.

    If you are not a tall player, no matter how good you are, Oga will just be looking at you like as if you are not a good player.

    Upon their tall players, the two matches they played recently showed their capacity.

    I will keep complaining because Oga Rohr has not been impressive Upon all the players Nigeria have. We are watching. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • NA ME TALK AM 4 years ago

      OMo9ja … Abeg rest biko . Allow the the lad to continue his form as he was poor with Girona , Shakhtar Donetsk and had an average season with Gaziantep . He’s yet to score in the league with Sivasspor and only has just two goals ( 2) in Europa league this season . Haba try make research about this players small na before you just dey call names .

      I repeat Kayode need to work on himself and regain his form at Austria Wien before thinking of playing for the SUPER EAGLES . Please don’t mislead the other readers on this forum by just calling out names of every player that scores perhaps just ONE or TWO Goals . You called yourself a SCOUT , Yet you simply don’t show that with your comment and knowledge of the players recent form .

      Rest for Rohr complains and If you need to complain , Make sure it’s something everyone can agree to the facts .

      God bless Nigeria

      • @Na Me Talk Am….Lol! Na Omo9ja u dey advise like this? Hope u won’t be disappointed when you hear his response.

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