Nigerian players in Europe: Saturday Roundup – Aina, Ebuehi suffers defeat

There were no bright performances for Nigerian players in Europe on Saturday as Aina, Ebuehi suffered defeats


No Nigerian player was in action in La Liga Santander


Ola Aina played the full 90 minutes as they lost yet again at home to Crystal Palace. The Cottagers have only a point to their name in 6 games and look likely to return to the Championship yet again.

The Nigerian full-back was decent for his team, recording 92% pass accuracy in the final third.

Rating – 6/10

Two other players who are eligible for Nigeria were in action for Fulham. Ademola Lookman and Tosin Adarabioyo

Fulham 1 – 2 Crystal Palace

Odion Ighalo wasn’t in the squad as Manchester United played out a goalless draw with Chelsea.

Man Utd 0 – 0 Chelsea


Kingsley Michael was on the bench for Bologna as they lost to Lazio.

Lazio 2 – 1 Bologna


Taiwo Awoniyi came off the bench for Union Berlin in the 71st minute to replace Pohjanpalo. He wasn’t able to influence the outcome of the match.

Rating – 6/10

Union Berlin 1 – 1 Freiburg


No Nigerian player was in action in Ligue 1


Tyronne Ebuehi was on the pitch for the full match as Twente lost out to Utretcht in a tight contest.

Ebuehi had a pass accuracy of 86% in the final third (the highest for his team).

Rating – 6/10

Utrecht 2 – 1 Twente

Hamdi Akujobi was on the bench as Heerenveen trashed FC Emmen

Heerenveen 4 – 0 Emmen

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