Nigerian youngsters Stephen Odey, Victor Osimhen, Josh Maja and Tosin Ayegun all grabbed league goals for their clubs in Europe while Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho was on song for Leicester City against Huddersfield.
There was a goal for Ibrahim Shuaibu in Norway while Dominic Vinicius, Arnaut Danjuma, Peter Onyekachi, William Agada and Chisom Egbuchulam all got on target for their various clubs.
Futbalgalore.com’s Ademetan Abayomi provides a comprehensive wrap on how Nigerian stars fared abroad over the weekend.
Prodigious Victor Osimhen made a huge statement about his imperious form when he scored for nine-man Sporting Charleroi who drew 1-1 with Waasland-Beveren.
Abdul Ajagun replaced Jovan Stojanovic as his team KV Kortrijk humbled Zulte Waregem at Regenboogstadion.
Arnaut Danjuma scored and set up a goal for Club Brugge who posted a 4-0 win over KAA Gent. Dennis Bonaventure was a second half entrant for Brugge.
Gent listed Taiwo Awoniyi, Philip Azango and Anderson Esiti for the game. Only Awoniyi was thrown into the fray.
It was a bad day at the office for Uche Agbo, whose Standard Liege side were beaten 2-1 at Anderlecht. The midfielder was on all through.
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
ES Setif knocked holders Wydad Casablanca out of the CAF Champions League as a scoreless second-leg draw sealed a 1-0 aggregate victory on Friday.
The visitors knew a clean sheet would be enough to reach the semi-finals and they battled through sustained pressure to preserve their slim advantage.
Isla Diomande’s lone goal on home soil seven days earlier ultimately proved enough for the Algerian side to advance at the expense of the 2017 champions.
Michael Babatunde was surprisingly not listed for action by the Moroccan side.
Five-time winners TP Mazembe also had their dreams crushed after crucially missing two penalties in losing out to Primeiro de Agosto on away goals.
Ben Malango and Tresor Mputu both failed to beat goalkeeper Tony Cabaca from the spot in the 1-1 draw in DR Congo.
Ibukun Akinfenwa and Yisa Anifowoshe had a feel of the action. Striker Rasaq Adegbite was benched throughout the game.
Al Ahly booked a CAF Champions League semi-final clash with ES Setif by thumping Horoya 4-0.
Simeon Bolaji Sakin featured for the Guinean outfit.
John Obi Mikel was expectedly not in the Tianjin Teda squad to face Beijing Renhe due to accumulated cards. His team drew 2-2 in the game.
Shanghai SIPG FC beat Changchun Yatai 3-1 on Saturday. Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo didn’t score for Changchun in the fixture.
Vinicius Dominic scored a consolation for Beijing BG in their 4-1 loss against Yanbian.
Defender Godfrey Oboabona was in commanding form in defence for HNK Gorica who held on to a 1-0 win over Osijek. Iyayi Atiemwen suited up for the winning team.
Ezekiel Henty was on the losing side.
Vendsyssel slipped to a defeat after losing 2-0 at Randers. Seyi Odekoya played his part for Vendsyssel. Emmanuel Ogude was expectedly not listed due to injury.
Kelechi Iheancho scored a fine goal as Leicester City came from behind to beat Huddersfield Town 3-1 in the Premier League, easing the pressure on boss Claude Puel.
Wilfred Ndidi was brilliant at the middle of the park.
Skillful attacker Isaac Success played the last 10 minutes of the game for Watford who drew 1-1 with Fulham.
Leon Balogun was a bench warmer for Brighton & Hove who lost 2-1 to Tottenham Hotspurs.
Victor Moses may have lost his first team status as he was dropped to the bench in Chelsea’s 0-0 draw at West Ham United, and he stayed there all through the game.
Alex Iwobi was a second half substitute as Arsenal struck within three second-half minutes of one another to earn a 2-0 home win over Everton.
Tammy Abraham and his Aston Villa side were tamed 2-1 by Sheffield Wednesday at Villa Park.
Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers settled for a goalless draw. Tayo Edun was a second half entrant for the homers while Sammy Ameobi didn’t make the Bolton squad for the encounter.
Former Fulham forward Sone Aluko was unused by Reading who whipped Hull City 3-0.
Semi Ajayi was in full time action for Rotherham United who slipped to a 1-0 loss against Nottingham Forest.
Oghenekaro Etebo played the full 90 minutes for Stoke City who lost 3-2 against Blackburn Rovers.
Josh Maja baggged a brace for Sunderland when they posted a 4-1 win over Rochdale.
In the Finnish top flight, Faith Obilor and Chrisantus Macaulay were on the winning side as HJK thrashed RoPS 3-0. Taiye Taiwo was benched by the visitors.
Samuel Kalu started but was replaced in the 76th minute of Bordeaux’s 3-1 win at Guingamp.
Mainz were sent home empty handed as they lost 1-0 to Bayer Leverkusen. Striker Anthony Ujah was a second-half substitute in the cracker.
Paderborn threw away a two-goal lead to draw 4-4 with Magdeburg. Defender Jamilu Collins was on for the full throttle.
Hapoel Iksal failed to win again as they lost 2-1 to Hapoel Rishon. Dele Aiyenugba lasted the full throttle at the Ilut Stadium.
Hapoel Ramat and Hasharon Hapoel Acre settled for a 1-1 draw. Sunday Ayumi and Ekigho Ehiosun were at opposing ends in the game.
Hapoel Ramat Gan left their fans in shock after falling 4-2 at home to Sektzia News Tziona. George Jamabo started until he was replaced in the 65th minute.
Three Nigerians were action as Hapoel Katamon lost 2-1 at home to Hapoel Kfar Saba.
Peter Onyekachi registered his second goal of the season for Kfar Saba while Blessing Kuku fired blank.
William Agada scored the consolation for Katamon.
Bologna were 2-0 winners over AS Roma. Orji Okwonkwo was introduced in the 67th minute.
Chievo Verona’s woes continued as they fell 2-0 to Udinese.
Joel Chukwuma Obi and William Troost-Ekong were in opposing sides in the Serie A match.
Torino lost 3-1 against Napoli. Ola Aina started for the Turin club, but couldn’t do much to save them from defeat before being withdrawn in the 76th minute
Big striker Simeon Nwankwo gave way for Claudio Spinelli in Crotone’s 2-1 defeat at hone to Hellas Verona.
Tosin Ayegun was at the double for Ventspils who thrashed Valmeras 6-1.
Fred Friday wasn’t considered for action for AZ Alkmaar in their 3-1 win at Groningen.
Hilary Gong was not in the Vitesse squad when they drew 0-0 with ADO den Haag.
Chidera Ejuke profited from Sam Adekugbe’s assist to net a goal for Valerenga who narrowly lost 3-2 to Odds. Peter Michael was not in the Valerenga squad for the game.
IK Start eased their relegation worries with a 2-1 victory at Bodoe/Glimt. Akinyemi Adeleke and Afeez Aremu played their parts in the win.
Usman Mohammed sat on the Sarpsborg bench for the entire match when they were beaten 3-1 by Rosenborg.
Substitute Ibrahim Shuaibu made a telling impact with a goal for Kongsvinger who drew 1-1 with Tromsladen.
Right back Akeem Latifu tasted full action in Sogndal’s 2-0 loss at Viking, with young striker Jerome Akor staying on the bench all through.
Abubakar Aliyu failed to get on the scoresheet for Hamarkameratene as they shared the spoils with Levanger in a four-goal thriller. He was taken off in the 46th minute.
Chidozie Awaziem warmed the bench for FC Porto who defeated Vitoria de Setubal 2-0.
Ibrahim Alhassan played all 90 minutes but couldn’t do enough to help Nacional to a win, as they drew 0-0 with Feirense.
Christian Madu failed to make the Nacional team for the battle.
Varzim was pipped 1-0 by Benfica B. Striker Stanley Awurum was listed by the visiting team for the match. He was handed a starters berth.
FC Orenburg drew 1-1 at Akhmat. Defender Adesoye Oyewole played the entire 90 minutes of the game for Orenburg.
Sylvester Igboun was substituted in the 90th minute as UFA played out a 0-0 stalemate with Rostov.
Hibernian enjoyed a 3-0 victory over Dundee FC with defender Efe Ambrose providing an assist.
Taiwo Abdulrahman played the entire duration of the game for FC Nitra who won 2-1 at home to Zemplin Michalovce.
Midfielder Abdul Zubairu was at the thick of action in Trencin’s 1-0 win over Zlate Moravke. Lanky striker Emeka Umeh was an unused substitute.
Daniel Akpeyi was in goal for Chippa United and kept a clean sheet in their goalless draw at Golden Arrows.
Moses Simon finally made his debut for Levante who lost 6-2 to Sevilla. His effort in the 90th minute was credited to Simon Kjaer as an own goal.
Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo wasn’t in the CD Leganes squad for the 1-0 loss at Eibar.
Former Flying Eagles skipper Ramon Azeez climbed off the bench in the 78th minute as Lugo sneaked past Real Zaragoza 2-0. James Igbekeme didn’t make the Zaragoza squad for the game.
Skillful forward Chisom Egbuchulam got on the scoresheet for Falkenbergs FF who made a mince of Joenkoepings Soedra with a 2-0 win.
Stephen Odey fired home the only goal of the match as FC Zürich picked the three points at stake against Blessing Eleke’s Luzern.
Stanley Amuzie was listed but couldn’t get minutes under his belt in Lugano’s 2-2 at St.Gallen.
Shehu Abdullahi earned his place in the Bursaspor first team squad but warmed the bench for the entire duration of the game as they shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw with Istanbul Basaksehir.
Defender Sincere Seth was booked in the 82nd minute and played full throttle for Yeni Malatyaspor who pipped 10-man Rizespor 1-0.
Winger Aminu Umar featured for Rizespor in the tie.
Ogenyi Onazi and Anthony Nwakaeme players for Trabzonspor in their 2-1 defeat to Goztepe.
Substitute Emem Eduok provided an assist for Kasimpasa who surprisingly lost 2-1 to Alanyaspor.
Despite playing upfront, Henry Onyekuru failed to shine in Galatasaray’s 3-0 defeat at Akhisarspor.
Boluspor restored their winning run after posting a 2-1 win over Adanaspor. Chukwuma Bentley Akabueze was in full-time action for Boluspor.
Fit-again Olarenwaju Kayode was back to action for Shakhtar Donetsk who thumped Chornomorets Odessa 3-0.